Armadale in Pictures


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A near infra-red kite aerial photo of Armadale from the north west (Mill Garden Centre on left)  © Jim Knowles



In celebration of Scottish Archaeology Month, The History of Armadale Association is pleased to announce a lecture on Scottish Weaponry from 1100 to 1746 by Dr David Caldwell, Interim Keeper of Archaeology at National Museums Scotland.   Photo © Andy Nicholson

Wednesday 28th September, 7.30pm, in the Museum Room, Armadale Community Centre & Library, North Street, Armadale.  Free event. All welcome!

For more information, please contact: HAAchairman@armadale.org.uk  

John, Betty, Elizabeth and Anne Graham.  The story continues ...
Ex-pat Bill McLaughlin, formerly from Armadale and his snake encounter.  Read the full story HERE
Looking down Millburn Crescent towards The Mill Garden Centre  KAP  © Jim Knowles
Blackridge and District Model Flying Club    © Keith Martin

Special Constable Lindsay Kyle with his Long Service Medal.



Betty on her last day as Armadale's hard-working librarian before her retirement.

Kinneil Fortlet  Antonine Wall, Bo'ness (Formerly West Lothian) Near IR KAP
James Watts Cottage Kinneil Bo'ness (Formerly West Lothian) PAP

Friday 22nd April 2011 - Sunday 24th April 2011: 10am - 4pm.  As part of special Easter weekend activities, join Historic Scotland going back in time 4000 years to the Bronze Age at Cairnpapple burial mound, Bronze Age drop in activities for young and old. Bronze Age pot making workshops (pre-booked only) on site Fri-Sun. Ancient Arts workshops (pre-booked only) on Sat & Sun. Kite aerial photography demonstrations by members of West Lothian Archaeology Group and other activities all weekend. Car park here.

Normal entry £4, £3.20 conc., children free, HS members free.

Contact Historic Scotland Ranger Service for details. Hs.rangers@scotland.gsi.gov.uk (01506) 842065

Graham Taylor (Potted History) demonstrating ancient pottery techniques on Cairnpapple.

Armadale Bowling Club


Colinshiel Farm, Armadale.  (more kite aerial images here)

Armadale saw its first ever 5k run on May 1st with 136 enthusiastic runners participating. The run was organised in response to the Ambitious Armadale campaign, ‘Big 5 Ideas’.
Some of the staff from Gordons Chemists recently relocated to North Street
Volunteers braving atrocious weather collecting for Armadale Children's Gala Day
Cllr Jim Walker cuts the celebration cake at Armadale Library to mark the official opening of the exhibition Making Tracks: Railways in West Lothian. 21 July 2011
A new addition to the team at Smiles Plus, dental surgeon Christina McFall.
Free entry to Cairnpapple 3rd - 4th September   2011

Come and see us fly our kites with cameras.   Access path



We have flown our kite-camera rigs with young archaeologists from Bath and Bristol to Ross and Cromarty and Inverness including Falkirk and Edinburgh, nearer to home.

Local junior school children have also flown kites and cameras with us at Cairnpapple.

Rosie, John and Jim of West Lothian Archaeology and Armadale Website


In celebration of Scottish Archaeology Month, The History of Armadale Association was pleased to host an interesting lecture on Scottish Weaponry from 1100 to 1746 given by Dr David Caldwell, Interim Keeper of Archaeology at National Museums Scotland. The photo shows a lively moment during the talk on Wednesday 28th September, in the Museum Room of Armadale Community Centre & Library.


Woodend Farm, September 2011, with Armadale Academy beyond.  John Graham's story of Woodend continues HERE


Billy Kay during his talk about Tom Hanlin of Armadale at Armadale Community Centre on Monday 28 November 2011 (part of the West Lothian’s Hidden Literary Connections series).


The changing face of Armadale businesses as shown here by Tom Laing's new showroom on the Bathgate Road.


Rosie and John of Armadale flying the West Lothian Archaeology Group's new kite aerial thermographic camera over Cairnpapple.


Christmas Greetings from Smiles Plus Dental Surgery