West Lothian 50+ Network – Trips

Over the years the West Lothian 50+ Network has organised day trips to visit a very wide range of attractions and events.

New events are added regularly, so please look out for details of future outings.

Upcoming Day Trips:

Coach Trip to Berwick on Tweed

Enjoy a day out in Berwick. With a choice of sandy beaches, walks along the river or around the town’s great Elizabethan walls, boat trips, historic museums, art galleries, shops and restaurants, there’s something for everyone. 

Artist L.S. Lowry was a regular visitor to Berwick and you can walk in his footsteps on The Lowry Trail.

Cost £13.
Coach leaves Bathgate old railway station at 9.30 am.
This trip is now available to book through the 50+ Network office and is also open to members’ friends and family.

 

Coach Trip to Floors Castle

The annual Massed Pipe Bands Day in the grounds of the spectacular Floors Castle in Kelso is a memorable day out.
Pipe Bands from across the Scottish Borders are joined by music and dance performances, with commentary by Alistair Hutton, compere of the Edinburgh Tattoo.
There’s lots more to enjoy, from food and craft stalls, 2 cafes, the lovely walled garden and grounds, plus optional entry to the castle interior.
Coach departs Bathgate old railway station at 9.30 am and returns to Bathgate around 6pm.

Cost to members £23.

Book at the 50+ Network office.

 

Coach Trip to Pitlochry & the Enchanted Forest

Wednesday 23 October 2019
We’re planning a coach trip to the very popular Enchanted Forest in Pitlochry this October.
This will be on Wednesday 23rd October 2019 and will be in lieu of our usual monthly Sunday trip. (Because of the popularity of the event, we are unable to secure a weekend booking).
We’ll travel to Pitlochry in the morning, leaving the old railway station in Bathgate at 10.30 a.m, and arriving around midday. You’ll have free time in the town, then join our tour in the early evening.
Our allocated time slot to visit the Enchanted Forest will leave from Fisher’s Hotel at 5.45pm.
After a couple of hours in the Enchanted Forest, we’ll aim to be back in Bathgate around 10pm.
The cost for coach travel and entry to the Enchanted Forest is £35 per person.
You can also pre-book an optional high tea at Fisher’s Hotel for £15.
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In 2018 Network members enjoyed a variety of trips:

March 2018 – Men’s Group visit to Dunfermline Heritage Quarter
April 2018 – Splendours of the Subcontinent at the Queen’s Gallery
May 2018 – Day trip to Culzean Castle
June 2018 – Day trip to Peebles

Diary Dates 2019

Members Monthly Meetings:

Saturday 17th August

Saturday 21st Sept

Saturday 16th Nov

Coach Trips:

Sunday 28th July – Berwick-on-Tweed

Sunday 25th August – Floors Castle/ Kelso

Wednesday 23rd October – Pitlochry & the Enchanted Forest

Hat Decorating Workshop (for the Garden Party): Tuesday 13th August

Garden Party: Sunday 18th August

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

Get in Touch

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

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