West Lothian 50+ Network – About Us

The West Lothian 50+ Network is overseen by a twelve-strong Committee of volunteers elected from the membership, however the wide range of special interest groups are run by members for members drawing on their extensive skills, experience and interests.
Our main activities include:

Monthly meetings Get-togethers for members to give an update on activities and Network business. Coffee/tea and biscuits are available. An external speaker is arranged on a range of topics of general interest. Minutes are produced and sent to all members.

Holidays At least three holidays are organized every year, usually, areas of cultural interest: castles, gardens, walks etc

Day Trips/ Outings Over the years Network members have visited a very wide range of attractions and attended many diverse events. Recently these have included a day trip to Peebles, Culzean Castle and The Secret Bunker. New events are regularly advertised.

Theatre visits We offer 3 or 4 theatre visits every year. These vary from West End Shows to opera and plays and pantomime. Usually, unless it is a local show, we try for matinees, using public transport with our bus and train passes.

Other Events Various other events are held throughout the year. From dinners and social evenings to musical evenings, craft fairs, and other fundraising events.

Group activities There are currently 35 special interest groups including 6 walking groups, Pilates, French and Italian classes, Genealogy, Mah Jong, Canasta and Scrabble, Book and Blether, Ukulele for Beginners, Music and Craft groups.

Our activities stem from the 50+ Network’s three main aims:

  • to develop social, educational and recreational opportunities to help over 50’s remain fit and healthy in mind and body whilst combating social isolation;
  • to educate through links with 50+ groups;
  • to encourage the development of links between organisations in West Lothian that can further these aims.

Diary Dates 2019

Members Monthly Meetings:

Saturday 21st Sept

Saturday 16th Nov

Coach Trips:

Sunday 29th September – Scone & Perth

Saturday 5th October – Walking Day in St Andrews

Wednesday 23rd October – Pitlochry & the Enchanted Forest

Tree Planting & Sausage Sizzle at Beecraigs: Sunday 22  September

Thrift Shop : 25th Sept – 2 October

Network Choir Concert: 7th & 8th October

Coffee Morning & Craft Fair: Saturday 19th October

Race Night: Thursday 31st October

St Andrew’s Dinner: Sat 30th November

Kristmas Krackers Concert: 12th December

Christmas Party: Sat 21st December

Holidays:

Seville: 7 – 14th October

Chester Christmas Markets: 22 -24th November

The Isle of Skye & The Kyle Line: Fri 3rd April – Tues 7th April 2020

Get in Touch

Tel: 01506-635510
Email: wlothian50plus@btconnect.com
Facebook: @westlothian50plusnetwork

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