West Lothian Council Archives holds records relating to the history of local government and the wider community in West Lothian.

The Archive Service is responsible for the official records of West Lothian Council and its predecessors, including:

West Lothian District Council, West Lothian County Council, Lothian Regional Council (records relating to the area now in West Lothian), Livingston Development Corporation.

Burghs (to 1975): Armadale; Bathgate; Linlithgow; Whitburn.

Parishes (to 1930): Abercorn; Bathgate; East Calder; Ecclesmachan; Kirknewton; Linlithgow; Livingston; Mid Calder; Torphichen; Uphall; West Calder; Whitburn.

District Councils (1930-1975): East Calder District Council; Linlithgow District Council; Torphichen and Bathgate District Council; Uphall District Council; West Calder District Council; Whitburn and Livingston District Council.

County Councils: Records for those parts of West Lothian that formed part of Linlithgowshire and Midlothian before local government reorganisation in 1975.

Schools and School Boards: Admission registers, log books, photographs.

We also hold a number of private deposits including the records of Bathgate Forge, Linlithgow Incorporation of Wrights and the Bob Wallace photographic collection.
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