Armadale in Pictures

(2008 January - March)

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Frosty January morning near Blackmoss, Armadale (Near infra-red)


The Old Station, Armadale


Barbauchlaw Glen and Woodend Farm  (November 2007 - near infra-red )


 Woodend Wind Turbine Project - Public Exhibition, Armadale 16th January 2008

Emily Peaston, Small Sites Project Manager (Natural Power Consultants)


Bowled over in Armadale!

Armadale Indoor Bowling Club  Armadale Bowling Club Watson Park Bowling Club


Frozen Curling Pond, near Wood Park, Armadale (Near infra-red)

January 2008


The view over Armadale Stadium towards Bathgate (Feb. 2008). Compare with here

Armadale Stadium, North and East Fells estates and Hardhill Millennium Wood to rear


Rig, furrow and rail

South of the brickworks, Armadale, February 2008


Day-Today Lothian Superstore opens in West Main Street,
Monday 25 February 2008
Special Guest Star, Rangers Captain, Barry Ferguson



Niddry Castle

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John Reid of Armadale showing his finds from the well at Niddry Castle in 1986

The excavation of Niddry Castle would not have taken place without the initiative of John Reid in seeking archaeological advice from St. Andrews Heritage Services in 1985. As Project Manager of the restoration of Niddry, he assured that the excavation took place and could be completed. Proc.Soc.Antiq.Scot, 127 (1997), 783-842.

 He was awarded the Professor Robertson Prize for his work.

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Sybil Cavanagh (guest speaker), Ron Dingwall (HAA chairman), Fiona Hyslop MSP (Cabinet Secretary for Education), Mrs Jessie Kerr, Councillor Stuart Borrowman, Jim McGregor (book editor) and Mary Mulligan MSP are shown at the launch of Robert Kerr's Armadale in Minutes on Wednesday 12 March 2008 at The Goth in Armadale.  Armadale Concert Ensemble provided the evening's musical entertainment (video).

Ron Dingwall held two roles that evening, as Master of Ceremonies and as Chairman of the History of Armadale Association whose successful National Lottery Awards for All bid funded the preparation, publication and launch of the book.

Sybil Cavanagh, Local History Librarian, gave the launch address with warm words of praise and appreciation. After the speeches, she and Mrs Kerr were presented with flowers.

Special thanks must go to the principal organiser of the event, Betty Hunter, who co-ordinated the fitting tribute to many years of painstaking research.

Caterers A.C. Sherlock of Blackridge provided a wonderful spread that was quickly tasted and enjoyed!