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 combatting 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.

The Network is grateful for the financial and in-kind support that it receives from West Lothian Council.

Diary Dates

Members Meetings 2019:

Saturday 16th February

Saturday 16th March

Saturday 20th April

Saturday 18th May – AGM

Saturday 15th June

Coach Trips 2019:

Sunday 24th February – Cambo & St Andrews

Sunday 24th March – Abbotsford House & Melrose

Sunday 28th April – Balloch & Helensburgh

Theatre Trips 2019: 

Weds 20th March –  Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat

Get Together for New Members 

Weds 13th March 2019

Holidays 2019:

8th to 15th May – Walking in Mallorca

6th to 10th May – Harrogate

St Andrew’s Dinner: Sat 30th November 2019

Kristmas Krackers Concert: 12th Dec 2019

Christmas Party: Sat 21st December 2019

Get in Touch

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