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Tapas for two at Phoenix-I, Ladywell Crossword Competition

Style Column Handbag Heaven Burn, baby, burn Tools for a great British BBQ

FEATURE Scottish Fire and Rescue Service

plus local businesses, community information and more!

The community magazine for Livingston


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Improvements / Maintenance

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Editor’s Message Welcome to the June issue of the Konect Directory. It's the countdown to summer and we've optimistically included an article this month on the best tools for BBQs, so here's hoping we get some BBQ weather. I've done a couple of interesting interviews this month. Reminded by the Five Sisters Zoo blaze of the work of the fire service, I paid them a visit to learn more about them and especially the behind the scenes work they do in the community - see the article on page 8. We also highlight a couple of “hidden gem” businesses, in particular the Coffee Cup Cafe in Deans – see the article on page 48, and call in to show a small local business your support by picking up a coffee or great value meal. Phoenix-I, Oriental Fusion Restaurant in Ladywell, is offering tapas for two this month for the crossword competition, so try the crossword on page 42. Congratulations to Ms B Milne of Dedridge who won the crossword competition in the last issue, and to John McDougall of Deans who won in the April issue. Thanks for reading the Konect Directory, please keep sending us your feedback or leave a note on our facebook page - we love to hear from readers!

Helen-Jane, Editor hj@konectdirectory.co.uk 07854 492638

Contents Feature Article Scottish Fire and Rescue Service 8 Gadgets Feature 30 Pets 37 Food & Drink 52 Children & Family 50

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Competitions & puzzles Prize crossword Sudoku Community What’s on Useful information Clubs & Classes Index of Advertisers

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The Konect Directory is delivered to 20,000 homes throughout Livingston, alternating between two areas of 10,000 homes each. Copies are also left at libraries, community centres, convenience stores, post offices and other locations throughout Livingston.

Advertising enquiries: Jenny Thomson 07824 469266 jenny@konectdirectory.co.uk Charlene Gaffney 07772 941899 charlene@konectdirectory.co.uk Advert booking deadline: 10th of the month prior to print Artwork/copy deadline: 13th of the month prior to print

Front cover photograph: Photo courtesy of Scottish Fire and Rescue Service

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unDEr nEW ManaGEMEnT **SiT in** 3 TapaS for £7.90 Choice of any 3 tapas, and served with Boiled Rice, Fried Rice or Chips SunDay - THurSDay

frEE DELivEry on orders over £30 with this advert

Delivery Hours: Hawk Brae (The D Luxe), Sun - Thur: 4.30pm - 11.00pm Ladywell West, fri - Sat: 4.30pm - 11.30pm restaurant Hours: Livingston, EH54 6TW Lunch: Wed-fri: 12noon-2.30pm Tel: 01506 418300 Dinner: Sunday: 4.00pm - 11.00pm Tel: 01506 460824 Mon - Sat: 4.30pm - 11.00pm

3 courses only £12

Small Sample Menu Soup of the Day Haggis, Neeps and Tattie Tower Creamy Garlic Mushrooms Honeydew & Strawberry Jelly ~ Chargrilled 8oz Rib Eye Steak (35 days matured) (£6.95 supplement) Highland Chicken Traditional Steak Pie Beer Battered Haddock ~ Triple Chocolate Bavoir Warm Sticky Toffee Cheesecake of the Day Chocolate and Orange Torte

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Visit Our Exclusive New Showroom

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summer Book sale!

chiLdReN’s BOOk s FROM ONLY

LiViNGsTON – Your local book sale

Scholastic Book Fairs 5/6 Dunlop Square, Deans Industrial Estate, Livingston, West Lothian EH54 8SB

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12th - 14th June 2013 Wednesday: 9am - 7pm Thursday: 9am - 5pm Friday: 9am - 5pm

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Citizens Advice Bureau West Lothian Almondbank Centre, Shiel Walk, Livingston, EH54 5EH

Provides free, confidential, impartial advice and information on issues such as Welfare benefits, Debt and budgeting advice, employment, housing, consumer, legal issues, family, tax issues.

Contact details: Drop in sessions Monday 10am - 12.30 Tuesday & Thursday 10 - 3.30pm Friday 10am - 12.30 Saturday 9.30am - 12.30

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Flowers by Irene

10 Faraday Place Addiewell, EH55 8NG

01506 854522 www.flowersbyirene.co.uk flowersbyirene@btconnect.com Many more flowers at www.flowersbyirene.co.uk

Tip Top Laundry Services Door to door pickup & drop off Ironing and laundry service

We won’t be beaten on price www.tiptoplaundryservices.co.uk Quick 4hr turnaround available for a nominal fee. Phone Nicole for more details Mon - Sat service 8am - 5pm 01506 460773 07741 284006

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Under new management Computerised Injection (virtually pain free) Intraoral camera /caries detector Laser dental treatment Laser tooth whitening in just 45 minutes. Up to 40% OFF private dental treatment

We are now registering new NHS, Denplan and Private patients

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Feature

Scottish Fire and Rescue Service

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Help! Fire! The local fire service has been in the news recently due to the devastating blaze at The Five Sisters Zoo (West Calder) in April. But putting out fires is only a part of their story – actually they would rather not be putting out fires at all. Today's Scottish Fire and Rescue Service has as its first goal to stop fires and other emergencies before they start. The other goal of course is to respond appropriately to emergencies when they do arise. I went along to the local headquarters in Howden Civic Centre to speak with Gary Laing, Local Senior Officer for West Lothian and Falkirk areas. Gary explains that his job as Senior Officer is to prepare and implement the West Lothian local fire plan. The primary aim of the plan is, simply, to prevent fire. Gary and his team identify the priorities within West Lothian i.e. the people and places most at risk of fire, and take action along with partner organisations to reduce that risk. Partner organisations include the police, NHS and social services and they share information to help each other prevent emergencies – if for example, the fire service is called out to a fire caused by someone living a destructive lifestyle (drugs, alcohol) they would flag this up to Social Services as someone potentially in need of help. The most common causes of domestic fires are unattended cooking pans, electrical fires and smoking. These risks are of course heightened when alcohol or drugs are involved, as if you are under the influence you are not only more careless in the first place, but less able to take sensible action if a fire does break out.

of their call outs, so they are working hard to reduce this in order to free up resources to deal with other emergencies. The rest of their calls are for domestic fires and roadside accidents, and more unusual non-fire related calls such as helping out other organisations with rescues and awkward access. I jokingly ask Gary if he has ever been called out to rescue a cat stuck in a tree – and yes, he has, just once a very long time ago! However, as he points out, cats are usually pretty good at getting down from trees themselves! The re-organisation of the service in April 2013 brings all the regional fire departments under one national organisation, with the aim of avoiding duplication of effort and better sharing of resources between areas. It is now called the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service. See www.firescotland.gov.uk. Free home fire safety check The fire service is all about prevention of fires, so they want to come out and check your home and advise how to avoid any obvious causes of fire. If you, or someone you know, would like a free home fire safety check, please call 0800 0731 999 or text 'fire' to 61611. Free smoke detectors are provided where necessary. The fire service attends galas and community events.

Gary's team has a daily meeting with partner organisations to review the previous 24 hours, discuss what incidents there have been, spot patterns and plan to avoid them in the future. The fire service attends 10 – 15 incidents per day in West Lothian. The most common call out is for automatic commercial fire alarms, accounting for around 50% 8

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Style Column Handbag Heaven

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A new column by India Neckel

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A new bag can completely change an outfit. So here’s a few to brighten up your summer wardrobe.

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All available in The Centre Livingston. 5)

1) Red Herring @ Debenhams - Light Green Croc Bag £32 2) Matalan - Embellished Clutch Bag £14 3) Accessorize - Mari Tote £39 4) Ted Baker - Quilted Bag £69

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5) Ted Baker - Summer Bloom Bag £35 6) Floozie @ Debenhams - Pale Blue Patent Bag £45 7) Faith @ Debenhams - Pink Neon Clutch Bag £29

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If you would like style advice or a personal styling session: Email: india.neckel@btinternet.com Facebook Page: India Neckel Personal Stylist

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15% off any service

valid with student card

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Follow our facebook posts this Smile Month for some oral health advice and fun. Any questions? Post them on our wall and we will give you an answer.

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Pentland Restaurant every Sunday from 1pm-2.30pm. 3 course lunch only £19.95. Children's menu also available.

Enjoy traditional afternoon tea. Choose from a selection of specialist teas and coffees, delicious finger sandwiches and cakes. Served daily from 2pm until 5pm in the Douglas Lounge or Cocktail Bar. Only £11.95 per person. Call us on 0131 333 1845 to make a booking. Bring this flyer along to redeem your free glass of bubbly. Subject to availability, expires end August 2013.

DALMAHOY, A MARRIOTT HOTEL & COUNTRY CLUB Edinburgh, Scotland

Offer only available to guests 18 and over.

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Thought for the Month

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Mindfulness is paying attention, in the present moment, with an open heart and in the process discovering the inner qualities of kindness, deepening awareness and acceptance. In mindfulness we pay attention to whatever is in our experience, observing thoughts, feelings, bodily sensations and engaging our senses to anchor us in the present. By doing this we step out of reactivity of the automatic pilot of the mind that tries to seek a preferred experience. How would it be to allow all experience good or bad; to live life without seeking only good, without running away from what is bad and accepting what is present. Life is full of good times and challenging times and nobody can escape difficulties, but we can learn to live in each and every moment with acceptance and deeper awareness. In mindfulness we learn to observe our thoughts without judgment

Mindfulness By Tina Gilbert

and to see the connection between thoughts and emotions; “The seeing is the doing” Without seeing, nothing can change, patterns of reactivity continue. Discovering insight into our own mind habits, which we often repeat throughout our lifetime, gives us the chance to change them. When you discover how your thoughts can dominate your experience, how they impact on your emotions which then create reactions and behaviours, would you not agree that it's important to pay attention to what is arising in the mind? If we choose a mindful way of life we work towards acceptance with inner kindness to what arises in each and every moment. Why don’t you try it. Tina lives in Livingston and teaches yoga and meditation. Visit her website at http://yogamed.co.uk

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Visit us: 20a houston mains holdings, uphall, eh52 6pa email us: enquiries@thetoningclinic.co.uk Find us on : The Toning & beauty clinic

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jUNE offers 1/2 price microdermabrasion £18 (normal price £36, 1 per client only). With our fully qualified therapists, this treatment gently exfoliates and re-surfaces the skin. Book now.

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Spire physiotherapy services at

Spire Livington Clinic

• whether you’re insured or not, we are open to everyone • special treatments from expert chartered physiotherapists • sports injuries, spinal pain, joint pain, post-operative rehabilitation, muscle and tendon injuries, women’s health • wide range of appointment times available

Exclusive offer – 25% off all treatment*

Quote ‘Konect Offer’ when booking initial assessment To book an appointment, or to speak to one of our experienced physiotherapists, call or email us on

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6 Northfield Court, West Calder, EH55 8DS

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Opening Hours: Tue-Wed: 9am-5.30pm Thur: 9am-8pm | Fri: 9am-6pm | Sat: 9am-4pm

Treat your feet Give your feet some TLC with a treatment at Livingston Chiropody & Podiatry – your local foot care specialist. Call now for an appointment

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Xcite Fitness

Development

in Livingston, Craigswood T:01506 775870

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Xcite’s Largest Gym! 120 pieces of the latest Technogym Equipment 2 Fitness Class Studios Dedicated Spin Studio New TRX Suspension Training Range SpaceBugs Soft Play area (supervised sessions available) Sports Hall Squash Courts 3G 5’z pitches Athletics Track

Opens

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Xcite

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Complete Gas Suites from

£495

Gas, Electric & Solid Fuel Fires • Gas Safe Registered Fitting Service

Leather dining chairs from £65

Solid oak nest of tables £79

93 Uphall Station Road Livingston, EH53 0NU 01506 434884 www.getmefires.co.uk

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Spotlight on:

Baberton Golf Club

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Nestled away behind the housing between Juniper Green and Baberton (accessed via Baberton Avenue) Baberton Golf Club is a hidden gem in the truest sense. It doesn't have a sweeping approach or views of the greens visible from the main roads like many golf clubs, but once you approach the course and the step inside the brand new clubhouse, you understand why this hidden gem attracts golfers of all levels from a wide area.

Ewen Murray at Baberton Golf Club's new clubhouse, looking out over one of the newlyconstructed holes. Photography by Peter Tuffy.

The Club has just completed a major project to completely replace the club house. The brand new building boasts a great bar and large dining area, function rooms for members'

use and views over the course. The Club was delighted to welcome Ewen Murray, Sky Sports golf commentator, back to Baberton Golf Club last month to officially open the new building. Ewen was a junior member here at Baberton and gained various national titles as a young member before turning professional. But while the completion of the new club house is the exciting news of the moment, Baberton is, after all, all about the golf course itself. Club Secretary Keith Nicholson explains, “The course is maintained to a very high standard. Over the past few years all of the greens have been changed from clay-based to sand-based, meaning that they are a good surface to putt on all year round and are not prone to flooding. We've recently seen our membership steadily increase as the course has improved and with the introduction of the new clubhouse facilities.” The secluded 90 acre course has great views over the Pentland and Ochill Hills as well as the Edinburgh skyline, and challenges players of any level. There is a range of very flexible membership packages available so you choose a membership based on your circumstances and when you most need to play. They include a midweek membership and a six-day membership (Sunday to Friday) for which there is no joining fee, as well of course as the full membership. The Club is keen to promote young adult members, so for up to 30 year olds there is no joining fee and a reduced fee. If you don't play golf yourself but want to take advantage of the fantastic new facilities at Baberton, social memberships are available whereby you access the food and bar services and use the function rooms. All members can sign in up to 10 guests at a time. And if that isn't enough, you can try before you buy – a trial round is available for £10 so you can check out all that Baberton has to offer and see if it suits you.

Kids' golf at Baberton

Call Baberton Golf Club on 0131 453 4991 or visit www.babertongolfclub.com

A sport for children

Golf doesn't have such a high profile as a sport for children to take up as football or many of the martial arts for example, but the Scottish Government's ClubGolf programme aims to make sure every 9 year old has the chance to try golf. Baberton Golf Club hosts afterschool and Sunday golf classes which provide a taster of the sport, as well as offering a very reasonably priced children's membership. Starting at £75 per year from age 8, (no joining fee) children can play as often as they like. Compared to many other sports, £75 for access for a full year to a top quality facility is a fantastic deal, so if you're looking for an affordable way of getting your kids active, do give Baberton Golf Course a call and see what they offer.

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BABERTON GOLF CLUB SPECIAL 2013 LIMITED OFFERS ON MEMBERSHIPS See the fantastic new clubhouse and course improvements!

Full Memberships—CONTACT US FOR SPECIAL LIMITED OFFER WITH ENTRY FEE REDUCED BY 50% FOR FIRST 50 APPLICANTS 6 Day Membership. Play Sun—Fri, NO ENTRY FEE Midweek Membership. Play Mon—Fri, NO ENTRY FEE Young Adult (Age 18—30) Membership. NO ENTRY FEE Use our interest free direct debit scheme to spread the cost at no charge! Number of places are limited so to book your discounted trial round (£10) and for further details phone Club on 0131 453 4911 Mon—Fri Pro shop on 0131 453 3555 Sat—Sun email: manager@baberton.co.uk website: www.babertongolfclub.com

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professional, friendly and “Aindependent Estate Agency

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What better way to celebrate the good weather than to go outside and burn things? Barbecue season is back, and as ever there are all kinds of gadgets promising to make cooking in the great outdoors even greater. If you don't already have a barbecue you're spoilt for choice: you can spend as little as £20 on a charcoal kettle barbecue, or as much as £5,999 on a "Grill Centre" that's bigger than most people's kitchens. If space is at a premium, it's worth considering a portable one, such as Weber's clever little Smokey Joe barbecue (£59.99) or one of its many imitators. Wherever men are showing off you'll find firms offering gadgets to help them, and in outdoor cooking there are clever ideas such as the Grill Daddy Pro brush (about £14.99), which combines a typical grill brush with a steam cleaner to help shift tough burnton food and sterilise the grill racks. Alternatively, a quick scan of eBay uncovers plenty of motorised grill brushes for around £15 that promise to take the effort out of cleaning. If that isn't manly enough, the terribly-named Looftlighter (£69.95) is a guaranteed hit, blasting hot air out of the nozzle at a terrifyingly hot 680 degrees to light barbecues, fires and anything else that happens to be nearby. If you'd rather not spend nearly £70 on a glorified lighter - or if you already own a blowtorch - there are still plenty of tempting accessories from chimney starters to help you get things burning (£14.99) to griddle pans, woks, basting brushes, add-on tables,

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The best tools for a great British barbecue digital thermometers, hot dog rollers (£12) and hamburger presses (£12). You can even get a beer can chicken roaster, which holds a can of beer inside a chicken while you cook it (about £8). It sounds like a daft idea but it really does work - as does the digital thermometer fork (from £16), which can help you avoid poisoning all your friends by telling you whether the meat is cooked through or if it needs a bit longer. Alternatively, an ovenproof thermometer will do the job just fine for around £6, but make sure it's rated for high temperatures: barbecues can be considerably hotter than the domestic ovens many thermometers are designed for. Poisoning isn't the only thing to watch out for: whether you go for an all-singing, all-dancing portable barbecue, a disposable aluminium one or a free-standing kettle model, remember that barbecues produce carbon monoxide, which can be fatal - and they continue to produce it long after you've finished cooking. Never use a barbecue indoors or bring it inside when it's still warm. We're not sure whether a Himalayan Salt Plate counts as a gadget - it's a block of salt - but it's an interesting add-on: instead of cooking directly on the rack you put the plates on the grill and the food on the plates, cooking and seasoning simultaneously. Expect to pay around £9 for a single one, which should last for lots of barbecues and which doubles as a nifty serving plate. Last but not least, there are plenty of LED-powered barbecue lights, such as the threeheaded Best of BBQ LED Grill Light. As much as we love our barbecues, we can't help thinking that if you're buying £40 accessories to barbecue in your own garden in the dark, you might be taking outdoor cooking a little bit too seriously.

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Chrisselle's Column

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Recently, a leading barrister claimed that the best way to deal with the recent sex abuse scandals that have been dominating the headlines is to lower the legal age of consent to 13 years old. There has already been widespread outrage at these claims -- how can any person in their right mind think that lowering the age of consent is going to solve sex abuse on our children. Would it not just be legalising peadophilia? Children all mature at different rates, but I have never once met a 13 year old who is emotionally mature enough to be able to deal with an adult relationship. There is a legal age of consent for a reason, and lowering this in order to save sex abuse cases should never even be a consideration.

In The Name of Justice By Chrisselle Mowatt

The best way to deal with sexual abuse against our children is to make sure that those committing the crimes are brought to justice and dealt with as they should be, endangering our children further isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t even an option in my opinion. It is worrying that someone in a position of remote power has spoken out about such an opinion on a public platform. We need people in this kind of position to speak out against such topics instead of standing up for those committing said crimes. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s time that we started dealing with the roots of abuse instead of making the victims feel like they are in the wrong.

When I was 13 I was just getting my head around high school - never mind relationships!

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JC CARS SALES JC Cars is a new business that cares for the individual’s pocket. We have a wide range of vehicles for sale, with prices starting from £500 up to £3,000. All our cars come with MOT and 30 day labour warranty for peace of mind. Come along and have a look for yourself.

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Spotlight on: Coffee Cup Cafe

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It's one of very few independent cafes in Livingston run by a local family, which makes the Coffee Cup Cafe in Deans extra special. There are plenty of other things that make it special though, as I found when I went along to find out more. The cafe is run by Val Munro who is a long-term Deans resident and is on the Deans Community Council. She has been involved in catering all her life - her first assignment when she was 16 years old was the catering for her sister's wedding! Her career has taken her into other industries but she had always wanted to run her own cafe and had a clear vision of how it should be. So when the opportunity came up with a premises close to her home in Deans, she snapped it up. “I wanted to give something back to the community,” she explains. “Cooking has always been my passion, and I realised that there was nowhere in the Deans area for people to meet up for a coffee or snack in a nice environment.” So she set about creating the Coffee Cup Cafe. The hallmark of the cafe is generous sized, quality meals at a really affordable rate. Val's full breakfast, for example, is a nine-item meal plus tea/coffee and toast for just £4.50. I spoke to some regular customers who were just finishing their breakfast when I went in, and they gave it full marks! There is of course a range of coffees, cakes and snacks. Val does all the cooking and baking on-site herself and uses good quality ingredients (real butcher's sausage for example in the sausage rolls – we tried one and it passed the taste test!). All the cakes are freshly baked from scratch. “The emphasis is on the quality of the food - every meal has to be prepared with the same care.” When you enter the cafe, the kitchen area behind the counter has a homely 48

Val Munro, proprietor of Coffee Cup Cafe

welcoming look - more like a domestic kitchen than a commercial premises. This is deliberate, as Val explains, “The room was a shell when I took it on. I wanted it to look like home from home. So the kitchen is a homely domestic kitchen look, then there is the dining area with the tables, and a cosy corner with sofas and some kids' toys.” Every month there is a special themed night where a particular style of cuisine is offered, for example Mexican, Chinese or Italian. A three course meal for one of these nights is for just £10 per person and you bring your own wine. The serving sizes are generous, and tables at these nights are usually booked up quite quickly so if you want to reserve a place for the June events call the Cafe and book now! (See advertisement opposite). Homely interior

So next time you need a meeting place, or are passing or waiting for a prescription in Deans, pop in and try the Coffee Cup Cafe, you will be given a warm welcome. It is located in Carmondean Centre South, with the other businesses under the flats opposite Wee Gems Nursery, and is fully disabled accessible. Opening hours : Mon-Sat 8am3pm and Sunday 9am-3pm.

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The Coffee Cup Cafe 118 Carmondean Centre Deans, Livingston EH54 8TD

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PRIVATE NURSERY New classes now available baby sensory, baby massage & caterpillar music

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At first glance the notion of flowers as food is a little odd, but we eat some flowers without a second thought. Purple sprouting broccoli is a well loved vegetable, so is cauliflower. Elderflowers are added to gooseberries and served as fritters. Violet flowers and rose petals have been crystallized and used as decorations on cakes and puddings. Dandelion and cowslip flowers have long been used to brew wine and without the flowers of hops life would have been much more sober. Jasmine tea is made by adding and blending the strongly scented flowers of the climbing plant to large leaf green tea. Chinese food stores usually sell packets of the real thing with flower heads mixed in the tea, not just tea to which jasmine oil has been added. It is the most refreshing drink to take with a Chinese meal. Several herb teas are infusions of flowers which we now, for practical reasons, only see dried. Chamomile, lime flower or hawthorn all used to be gathered and used fresh in season. By drying them they are available all year. To round off this list, what image more evokes traditional high summer than a tall glass of Pimms decorated with mint leaves and bright blue borage flowers?

In the last 10 years or so cooks have again become interested in more uses for flowers in food, not only as decoration but also experimenting with the subtle flavours they can bring to traditional dishes. Lavender, because it is of itself sweet, goes wll in biscuits, scones and shortbread. The leaves and flowers of some scented geraniums can

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be used to make a delightful real sponge cake and the flowers should be used in the decoration to indicate the taste to expect. Marigold flowers are good in egg dishes and they are also pretty scattered in a green leaf salad. Marigold Omelette Allow 2 eggs per person. Buy the best you can - for such a simple dish were the eggâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s flavour is important chose organic freerange if you can. Beat the eggs with a fork in a mug or small bowl with a dash of water, mix in some finely cut chives, a pinch of salt, a grind of black pepper and the petals of a whole marigold flower. (You can use dried flowers in winter, Napiers in Edinburgh sell them). Have a small frying-pan ready, heated on the hob and melt a knob of butter over the heat. When the butter is foaming pour in the beaten eggs and with the fork, gather the cooked edge of the mixture to the centre of the pan. Continue doing this until all the mixture is cooked to your personal taste. Many people prefer their omelette well cooked, others say an omelette should be still just runny in the middle. Do as you please, eating is a pleasure as well as a necessity. With a salad and a glass of wine the perfect omelette satisfies hunger and stimulates the other senses. Nasturtiums are exuberantly coloured, exotic looking flowers and they are good to eat. They have a peppery taste. The flower buds are also delicious in salads because they add a sharp taste. The Cyrenians, who farm in Humbie Holdings in Kirknewton, included these flowers in their salad packs last year. They also included snap-dragon or antirrhinum flowers with mixed leaves. They sell their produce at the Farmer's Market in Balerno. Do visit the market and see what other food pleasures you can find, there is sure to be something new and interesting. If you are having a summer party and would like to make a centre-piece for a buffet this can be made weeks in advance and stored in the freezer till you want it.

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display it full of fresh fruit, ice cream balls or whatever other pudding you wish.

Frozen Flower Bowl You need: 2 bowls which when resting inside each other leave a gap of approximately an inch (2.5cm). A larger gap is better than a smaller one. Flowers or flower petals: Chose by the colour you would like, such as roses, violets, pansies, carnations or pinks, lavender, marigolds, snap-dragons, nasturtiums, lovein-the-mist, jasmine, sweet-pea, cornflower, primula, cowslips or primroses. Some crushed ice cubes. Cold boiled water. At the bottom of the larger bowl put some crushed ice. Set the smaller bowl on the ice and make the gap between the bowls equal all round. It is worth while taking some care at this stage because this defines the shape and strength of the final object. Pour in some water and put the whole thing carefully in the deep-freeze. Using boiled water means there will not be any air bubbles and the "bowl" will be crystal clear. When the first lot of water is solid start building your bowl. Place some of the larger flowers or buds down the gap between the bowls, pour in just enough water to cover the flowers, no more because they will float, but cover the flowers because they may go brown if frozen uncovered. This would spoil the effect. Carry on layer by layer till you have a complete bowl with a finishing rim of clear water. This will take time but designing the bowl can be fun and it will store for weeks until you need to use it. To un-mould the bowl pour a little hot water into the inner bowl and swirl it about. Release the mould. Holding the flower bowl upside down on a cloth, to stop it slipping or your hand being freezer burnt, run a little hot water over the larger mould bowl. It will release quite quickly. Keep in the freezer till you are ready to

Flower jelly or flower scented vinegars are good accompaniments to different foods. Lavender goes well with lamb and chicken; fennel with fish and sage or marjoram with pork. Flower Jelly 2kg cooking apples washed chopped whole (skin, pips and all) 6 or so tablespoons of strongly scented lavender flowers 3 pints water 3lb sugar Cook the apples with the flowers, covered, slowly in the water till they are a mush. Transfer the fruit to a jelly bag, hang it up and let it drip overnight. If you don't have a jelly bag use a clean muslin or fine cloth to strain the liquid. Measure the collected liquid and use 1 pound of sugar to each pint of juice. Heat slowly till the sugar has melted and then boil rapidly till setting point is reached. Pot, cover and label. You can use this method to make mint, geranium or marjoram jelly. Violet Flower vinegar This is a sweet vinegar which can be used in the same way as balsamic vinegar. Try a little on strawberries. Loosely fill a screw-top jar with the petals of Parma Violets. Fill the jar with good white wine vinegar, and steep the petals until the liquid is a delicate blue. Set the jar in a sunny place for 3 or 4 weeks, this helps the process. Strain and keep in a cool place. N.B. be careful about the jar lid because vinegar will rot any exposed metal. To avoid trouble put a layer of cling wrap over the jar before tightening the lid. Other flowers can be used to flavour vinegar - try dill or marjoram or chive. There are many cook books on herbs and flowers but I still much enjoy my copy of The Edible Flower Garden by Kathy Brown. The pictures alone will inspire you I hope.

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Ladywell Neighbourhood Network provides practical help, friendship, support and social contact to anyone in Ladywell and surrounding areas, with particular emphasis on those who feel isolated or vulnerable because of health, age, disability, circumstances, relocation, bereavement or any other reason. Through groups and one to one contact, we help individuals to maintain their independence for longer by creating a network of social contacts and support. Members of our groups agree that they feel less isolated and report improvements in their general well-being. If you or anyone you know would benefit from being included in any of our social groups or services, please get in touch. Craft Group A friendly, sociable group who share skills in cardmaking, knitting, scrapbooking, cross-stitch, patchwork & quilting, dressmaking, crochet, dollmaking and jewellery making. New members are very welcome. Wednesdays 10am – 12noon, £2 per week Fit to Live Fit to Live programme provides education, information and support for individuals who want to lose weight. The group provides a safe environment where members are encouraged to make changes to their eating and exercise habits and are given the necessary support. Thursdays 10am – 12noon, £1 per week Befriending One of our befrienders may visit someone in their home for a cup of tea and a blether, assist on shopping trips or going out socially. There are many different people who might benefit from having a befriender - lone parents, stay at home Mums, people new to the area, the disabled and the elderly are just a few. A befriending relationship is two-way - our clients benefit from practical help and support and the volunteer has the potential to gain new skills and experience. The friendships which develop as a result of a befriending relationship are of immeasurable benefit to all those involved.

Practical Help We offer practical help, where we have volunteers with appropriate skills, with small jobs that most of us take for granted but which for many people become difficult because of illness or reduced mobility – such as moving a bed, changing a light bulb or fixing a fence. West Lothian Toy Appeal Ladywell Neighbourhood Network is one of the organisations which takes referrals for the West Lothian Toy Appeal. If you know of a family in need of help this Christmas please contact us. Lunch and Social Club The Lunch Club meets in St Paul’s Church Hall at 12.30pm on Mondays to share a two course lunch. The social club begins at 1:30pm and we provide a varied programme of activities, entertainment and outings. Transport is provided for individuals with mobility problems, an additional charge is made for this. Lunch - £2.50, Social Club - £1.50, Transport home - £1 Volunteering Opportunities At Ladywell Neighbourhood Network we have a great bunch of volunteers who really enjoy being part of the organisation and are great fun to work with. Volunteering is a fantastic way to contribute to the local community and brings the added advantage of allowing people to gain experience and skills which are a useful addition to anyone’s CV. The Network depends on volunteers and is always recruiting. Whether you can be involved short or long term, give a regular commitment or an occasional hour or two your input will be welcomed. We are currently looking for volunteer helpers in the following areas: Lunch club; driving; befriending; gardening and practical help. Some volunteer positions require (Protection of Vulnerable Groups) PVG registration Training, support and out of pocket expenses are provided.

Ladywell Neighbourhood Network 28 Heatherbank, Ladywell, Livingston, EH54 6EE Scottish Charity No: SC017410 Tel: 01506 437746 Email: ladywellnn@btconnect.com Website: www.ladywellnn.org.uk facebook Ladywell Neighbour Network

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What’s On & Useful Info Saturday 8th June Livingston Fun Run The start and finish at St Margaret's Academy. The charity event incorporates a 5k and a 10k run. Money raised through registration fees will be donated to local good causes in the Livingston area. Details are available at www.livingston.roundtable.co.uk/ Runners are welcome to raise sponsorship money for their own chosen charities through sites such as justgiving.com. For fuller details, visit http://www.entrycentral.com/livingstonfunrun Saturday 8th June Wild Flower Survey, Murieston Trail. We will be running a wild flower count through Murieston Trail. This event is for the whole family and it will involve a nice walk down Murieston Trail. We will be starting at Campbridge Park car park and head down Murieston Trail, recording what wild flowers we can spot. Finish at Murieston Village Hall. ** You don't need to be an expert to participate in this event, just have an interest in what plants we can find in Murieston ** Saturday 22nd June Big Toddle and BBQ at Dedridge Baptist Church We are holding a wee sponsored toddle for all under 5s raising money for Barnardos. Followed by a BBQ contact becky@dedridgebaptistchurch.org. uk to register and pick up a sponsorship pack. All welcome. Sunday 23rd June Open Day at ABC Private Nursery 12.30pm- 4,30pm. 1 Beveridge Square, Almondvale, EH54 6QF.Lots of fun activities including face painting, bouncy castles with yoga, youth football coaching, caterpillar music, baby sensory & massage taster classes, our graduation ceremony and the opportunity to tour ABC new facilities including the afterschool /holiday club. All accompanied by a BBQ. Free Summer Club for under 12s Every Wednesday 10-11:30 Dedridge Baptist Church from 10th July - 14th August. Crafts, games, bible stories, songs, drama and much more. Adults can stay and play, grab a coffee in the cafe or if kids are over 8 drop them off and come back. For more info contact becky@dedridgebaptistchurch.org.uk or call 01506 415837 Sunday 30th June Jack & Jill Market Quality nearly-new baby and children's market. Forty stalls bursting with quality nearly new baby and kids bargains! West Lothian College 10:30am – 1:30pm To include your event here, please email hj@konectdirectory.co.uk or call 07854 492638

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Howden Park Centre Howden Park Centre has a busy programme of events including live music, dance, theatre, workshops and exhibitions. See their website at www.howdenparkcentre.co.uk for complete up to date listing.

Last Post Times Almondvale Centre (above Asda), EH54 6HS tel 01506 444213 Opening times Mon – Sat: 08.30 – 18.00 Last collection times Mon-Fri: 17.30, Sat 12noon Main Street, Livingston Village, EH54 7AF tel 01506 460102 Opening times Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri: 09.00 – 17.30 Wed: 09.00 – 13.00 Sat: 09.00 – 12.30 Last collection times Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri: 17.00, Wed: 11.00 Sat: 11.00 22 Fernbank, Ladywell, EH54 6DT tel 01506 433968 Opening times Mon - Fri: 09.00 – 17.30 Sat: 09.00 – 12.30 Last collection times Mon-Fri: 17.00, Sat 12noon Cameron Way, Knightsridge, EH54 8HF tel 01506 444068 Opening times Mon - Fri: 09.00 – 17.30 Sat: 09.00 – 12.30 Last collection times Mon-Fri: 17.00, Sat 11.00 108 The Mall, Craigshill, EH54 5ED tel 01506 432411 Opening times Mon - Fri: 09.00 – 17.30 Sat: 09.00 – 12.30 Last collection times Mon-Fri: 16.30, Sat 11.30 Unit 4 Carmondean Centre, Deans, EH54 8PT tel 01506 435311 Opening times Mon - Fri: 09.00 – 17.30 Sat: 09.00 – 12.30 Last collection times Mon-Fri: 17.25, Sat 11.30 The Post Box at the main delivery office on Fairbairn Road, EH54 6TT, tel 01506 414441 has a final collection time of 18.30 Mon-Fri and 12.30 on Saturday. Please note that there are no ‘counter’ facilities at this office.

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Festival Time in Harburn Grand Harburn Festival Saturday 8th June, 11 am till 4.30 pm Residents of Harburn & District are extending a warm welcome to visitors again to their Annual Festival on Saturday 8th June. The organisers promise there will be plenty to interest the family, including Fido the dog. Festivities begin at 11 am and include:- open gardens, live music, art exhibition, schools’ art show, road art, annual duck race (2.30 pm ), annual welly throwing championship, plant, produce & craft stalls, fortune telling, display of classic cars, games galore ………. AND all day catering in Village Hall by Harburn SWRI. A 5km Fun Run will, for the first time, form part of the Festival and a 2 km Junior Fun Run is open to runners 11 years and under. Entry

fee of £5 (seniors) and £2 (juniors ) can be paid at the registration desk beforehand. Pooches are also invited along to their own festivities to join in the Fun Dog Show. Classes include: Puppy (4-12 months), Fancy Dress, Cutiest Eyes, Waggiest Tail, Best Six Legs etc They need to report to the Dog Show Field for 12.30pm. They will also have the opportunity to try out the Agility Course. (novices only) A courtesy bus will operate between attractions all day and will pick up from opp Scotmid, West Calder from 10.45 am ………A Great Family Fun Day Out… A “must do” in West Lothian’s summer calendar. For further info email: harburnfestival@aol.com

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Clubs & Classes

Sports, Hobbies, Learning, Support Groups & more...

Firefly Arts Firefly Arts provide fun and friendly theatre, film and drama workshops for children and young people (5 to 25 years) in venues across West Lothian. Call 08447 744496 or email admin@firefly-arts.co.uk for more information on our current programme. Firefly Arts Ltd, Howden Park Centre, Livingston, EH54 6AE. www.firefly-arts.co.uk email admin@firefly-arts.co.uk

Livingston Fiddlers A group of amateur musicians who meet for regular practise sessions in Deans and play for local events. New members always welcome. Must be able to read music and not suitable for complete beginners. Fiddle/ accordion or any other instrument considered. Venue - St Andrews Church Hall, Deans, Livingston. Time: most Wednesdays 7.30-9.30pm. Contact secretary: eric@livingstonfiddlers.co.uk Tel 01506 654 189 www.livingstonfiddlers.co.uk

The Livingston Players Amateur theatre company always pleased to welcome new members with or without experience. For more information please contact Alex on 01506 495531 or see www.livingstonplayers.co.uk Livingston FC Almondvale Stadium League players and juniors, social and corporate events. Tel 01506 417000 or see www.livingstonfc.co.uk Livingston Speakers Toastmasters Club A fun & friendly way to improve your Communication & Leadership skills. Our meetings are always entertaining and educational. We meet in the Training Rooms at the Asda Superstore, Livingston. Alternate Thursdays 7:15pm-9:30pm. Everyone is welcome to come along and find out more. For more info see www.livingstonspeakers.org.uk http://www.facebook.com/LivingstonSpeakers

CRAIGSHILL Parents Together West Lothian Support group for families with child on the Autism Spectrum. Meet up once a month for a chat and a coffee, regular guest speakers. Meet at Beatlie School Campus, Craigshill, first Thursday of each month (during school term). For more information contact parentstogetherwestlothian@live.com Craigshill Good Neighbour Network Almondbank Centre Practical help, social and volunteering opportunities to socially isolated people of all ages in Craigshill and South Howden. Lunch club, Tuesday social club, optional transport to and from clubs, outings and befriending. Tel 01506 435851 Craigshill Thistle u15’s Training Tues 7.30 pm - 9.00 pm at Craigsfarm in Craigshill 3g pitch. Friday at Craigswood sports centre playing fields 6.30pm - 8.00 pm weather permitting. (if weather is bad Friday’s training is held at Craigsfarm 7.30 - 8.30 pm). For further details contact Mark on 07951 528398.

DEANS Livingston Station playgroup Livingston station Community Centre Spaces available for 2 – 5 yr olds, Mon-Thurs 9.30-11.50am, Fri 9.15-11.30am £4 per day plus £1 per wk for healthy snack. Contact us on 07954 044260 to place your child’s name on our waiting list or see us on facebook for more info.

Deans Art Club New Deans Community Building Tuesdays 7 – 9pm. Beginners welcome. We are a friendly class, £2 per adult per week, paints provided. For more information please call Jim Tripney on 01506 418838. Lothians MS Support Group Open to anyone living with Multiple Sclerosis, family & friends, or anyone interested in learning about the condition. Meetings are informal, provide support and information and activities which promote wellbeing. Meetings and membership is free. If you would like to join us, come along to the Ability Centre, Livingston, EH54 8PT fortnightly on a Tuesday from 7pm-8:30pm and see what we are all about! For more information and for dates of this month’s fortnightly meetings, please contact Val on valsteward1msgroup@yahoo.co.uk or call 01506 201107. Kiddies Corner Carmondean Community Centre, For Preschool Children. Tues 9.00am – 12 noon For more info tel 01506 439568. Child minders available Mon & Wed 9.00am – 12 noon

DEDRIDGE Bump and Baby Group Dedridge Baptist Church For all bumps and precrawlers 9:30-11 every Tuesday. Come and have a cuppa and a natter with other new and expecting parents while your little one enjoys themselves. Physio Led Pilates Classes – New! Crofthead Farm Community Education Centre Modified Pilates taught by experienced Physiotherapists in small classes. Fridays 10-11am. All equipment provided including mats. Only £30 for 6 weeks for 1st block if you quote “Konect” when booking. To book, email lucy@physioledpilates.com or call 07415426228 Visit www.physioledpilates.com for more details and future classes. Crofthead Hickory House Playgroup Crofthead Community Education Centre Templar Rise, Dedridge EH54 6DG For children 2 -3years. Mon, Tues, Wed & Thurs 9.15am – 11.15am (during school term time) £4.25 per day including healthy snack. Pre-school nursery also available for children 3-5years funded by WLC. For more info call 01506 467650, email croftheadhickoryhouse@googlemail.com www.croftheadhickoryhouse.co.uk


1st Livingston Girls Brigade Company The Lanthorn Community Complex, Kenilworth Rise, Dedridge. Meet on Wednesday evenings Explorers (P1-3) 6.15pm till 7.15pm Juniors (P4-7) 7.15pm till 8.30pm Brigaders (S1+) 7.15pm till 8.45pm For further information email 1stlivingstongb@gmail.com or phone Holly Morrison on 01506 420225

dropping in when they particularly like the sound of a book! Free. The group meets monthly and is an ideal way to have some fun and lively discussion over tea/ coffee and biscuits. New members always welcome. For more information contact 01506 777700 or lanthorn.lib@westlothian.gov.uk

Parent and Toddler Group Dedridge Baptist Church, Quentin Rise Tues: 12.30 – 2.30pm & Wed: 9.15 – 11.15am. £1.00 0 – 5 years old. Tel 01506 203683 Craft, snack (lunch on Tuesdays), sports, outings & visitors

Sunshine Break, SPPA (Scottish Pre-School Play Association) Group Eliburn Community Centre, Peel Primary School Toddlers - Tuesdays & Thursdays: 9.00 – 11.00am After school club for Primary 1-7, Mon – Thur 3.15 – 6.00pm, Fri 12.30 – 6.00pm, during school holidays 8.30am – 5.30pm. Tel 01506 415492

Livingston Camera Club Crofthead Farm Community Education Centre, Crofthead Centre, Templar Rise, Dedridge, EH54 6DG. Every Mon 7.15pm - 9.30pm from early Sept to late May, with the club reverting to an active summer syllabus between these dates. Monday evenings form the formal part of the club activities. Evening activities range from speakers, presentations, competitions, critique, photo editing, studio and lighting classes. www.twitter.com/LiviCamClub www.livingstoncameraclub.org.uk www.facebook.com/livingstoncameraclub contact@livingstoncameraclub.org.uk 5th Livingston Boys’ Brigade Thursdays in the Lanthorn Community Complex, Kenilworth Rise, Dedridge Anchor Section P1-P3 Meet from 6:30 to 7:45pm Junior Section P4-P6 from 6:30 to 8:00pm Company Section P7 – to 18 years from 7:30 to 9:45pm For further information contact Stuart Dalgleish 01506 440303 or email admin@5livingston.co.uk Livingston Highland Society Monthly ceilidhs are run on a Saturday between October and April each year in the Lanthorn Complex, Dedridge. Each month we have a different band and guest artist. The Society now has vacancies for new members. You don’t have to be highland to join our Society. For further details please contact the Secretary on 01506 491545 or 07900 475511. Brighter Days Support group for families living with ADHD and assosciated disorders. The group meets once a fortnight on a Thursday at Crofthead Centre, Templar Rise, Dedridge 7 – 9pm. For more info see www.brighter-days.com or email brighter_days@rocketmail.com. Kids club coming soon - every Saturday weekly for children. Activities available will include arts, crafts and music. Penumbra Unit 20 Grampian Court, Beverige Square, Dedridge Every fortnight from 14 March 2012 For anyone experiencing mental health problems : the group can help people who need information on illnesses, understanding from others in similar situations or even just a chat to get out of the house. For more information contact: cinderbelle@hotmail.co.uk or 07854 316139 Lanthorn Readers Lanthorn Library, Dedridge If you enjoy reading why not join our reading group? The group is informal and very relaxed with some members attending every meeting and others

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14th West Lothian Scout Troop Peel Primary School Girls and boys. Beavers (6-8yrs) Mon 6.15-7.15pm, Scouts (10-14yrs) Mon 7.30-9pm, Cubs (8-10yrs) Thurs 6.30-8pm £20/£25 per session, 3 sessions per year. Contact Mary Tel 01506 416620

HOWDEN Braid House Day Centre Labrador Avenue, Howden Social activities for older members of the community, including indoor bowling group Mondays 1.30pm – 3.30pm, Art Group Tuesdays 11am - 12noon. Monthly social afternoon with music by Gary Coupland. Also a Drop In service for people who can make their own way to Braid House and can have the opportunity to have lunch and join a range of activities, cost £5.00. For more information on Braid House services please call 01506 430615 or see www.braidhouse.co.uk. 29th West Lothian Scout Group Community Wing, Toronto Primary School Cubs Mon 6.30-8.00pm, Beavers Wed 6.30-7.30pm, Scouts Wed 7.30-9.00pm Tel 01506 441852 14th Livingston Rainbows Community Wing of Toronto Primary School. Tuesdays 6.30 - 7.45 pm. Girls 5 years old and attending school. Telephone: Rainbow Guide Leader on 07532 182197. Livingston Art Association Howden Park Centre Day and evening classes in painting and pottery for all levels. For more details call 01506 440449 email liviartassoc@msn.com or see www.livingston-art-assoc.org.uk. 14th Livingston Guides Community Wing, Toronto Primary School Tues 7.30 – 9.00pm, All girls aged 10 years upwards, £17 per term Tel 01506 418285

KNIGHTSRIDGE Baby/Toddler Stories and Singing Sessions Knightsridge Early Years Centre, Cameron Way Mon, Tues, Thur: 09.15 – 11.15am or 12.45 – 2.45pm – “In Betweenies” Wed:1.00 – 2.00pm – “Baby Peet” - stories and singing, baby/toddler drop in 1.00 – 3.30pm For more info tel 01506 444970


Ladywell Neighbourhood Network 28 Heatherbank, Ladywell Community services in Ladywell, a range of social groups including craft, lunch club, fitness. Befriending service and much more. For more information call 01506 437746 or see www.ladywellnn.org.uk Ladywell Star Community Football Club Inveralmond Community High School A range of teams and fixtures. See www.ladywellstarcfc.co.uk

Kids Club Forrestbank Community Centre A varied programme of educational games, art & drawing, children 5-9yrs. Mon 6.00 - 7.45pm £1 per week – term time only. Tel 01506 430035

LIVINGSTON VILLAGE

Livingston Village Parent and Toddler Group Livingston Village Primary School, Community Room 2. Mondays & Wednesdays 9-11am. For babies and children aged 0-5 years accompanied by an adult. £1 per family. Term-time only. For more information email livitoddlers@yahoo.co.uk or visit www.facebook.com/livitoddlers

MURIESTON Bankton Mains Bowling Club Free Coaching Lessons for both Adult and Junior bowlers. Junior Coaching is on every Tuesday 5pm till 6pm and Sunday 11am till 12am for children aged 8 till 16 years old. Memberships available now for Full, Family, Social, and Junior members. Special deal for Family Membership. Hire of the function hall available. For more info go our website at www.banktonmains.co.uk or phone 01506 460233 Livingston Cricket Club Cricket fixtures as well as a busy social calendar. See http://livingstoncricketclub.co.uk or tel 07799 025795 Adambrae, Bellsquarry & Murieston (ABM) Walking Group Looking for Fun, Fitness and Friendship - then join our Ladies Walking Group. We meet on Mondays at 10.00. Contact Penny Clark penmex2@hotmail.co.uk for details.

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Livingston Village Playgroup Livingston Village Primary School, Kirkton Road North, Livingston Village. For children 2yrs 3 months to 5 years. 9.30 - 11.30am Mon - Fri, £4/session including snack. child can attend between 2 & 5 sessions a week. For more information please contact the placement secretary 01506 417343

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SPPA (Scottish Pre-School Play Association) Group Newyearfield Farm. Toddlers Mon, Tues, Wed & Fri: 09.30 – 11.30am. tel 01506 462458

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Medical Centres Deans and Eliburn Medical Practice, Carmondean Health Centre, EH54 8PY. Tel: 0844 477 3144 www.deansmedicalpractice.co.uk Dedridge Medical Group, Nigel Rise, Dedridge, EH54 6QQ. Tel: 01506 414586 www.dedridgemedicalgroup.co.uk Howden Medical Group, Howden Health Centre, Howden Road West, EH54 6TP Tel :01506 423800 www.howdenmedical.co.uk Craigshill Health Centre, The Mall, Craigshill, EH54 5DY. Tel: 01506 432621 Murieston Medical Practice, Hamilton Square, Murieston, Livingston EH54 9JZ Tel: 01506 461 464 www.murieston.scot.nhs.uk

June 2013 Carmondean Library

(Carmondean Connected), Carmondean Centre, EH54 8PT. Tel: 01506 777602 email: carmondean.lib@westlothian.gov.uk Opening times Mon, Wed & Fri 09.00 – 18.00 Tues & Thu 09.00 – 20.00 09.00 – 13.00 Sat Bookbug for the under 5’s Thursdays at 11am. Please call the library for dates.

Lanthorn Library

Kenilworth Rise, Dedridge, EH54 6NY Tel: 01506 777700 email: lanthorn.lib@westlothian.gov.uk Opening times Mon, Wed & Fri 09.00 – 18.00 Tues & Thu 09.00 – 20.00 09.00 – 13.00 Sat Follow us on Facebook or Twitter.

Morrison’s Pharmacy 01506 430449

Thursday 13th June 11.30am BOOKBUG Rhymes and stories for the under 3’s

Almondbank Library

Tuesday 18th June 11.30am BOOK & BLETHER Informal chat on our favourite reads, refreshments provided

Shiel House, Shiel Walk, Craigshill, EH54 5EH. Tel: 01506 283133 email: almondbank.lib@westlothian.gov.uk Opening times Mon, Wed & Fri 09.00 – 18.00 Tues & Thu 09.00 – 20.00 Sat 09.00 – 13.00 Almondbank Centre for all your council needs – if you have any council enquiries then come along to Almondbank centre, where a Customer Services Officer can answer these enquiries - no appointments necessary. Storytelling Sessions - Monday 24th June @ 2.30pm

Saturday 22nd June 10.30am Sunshine crafts for all Monday 24th June 4.00pm Launch Party for the Summer Reading Challenge Come along and register for the Library Summer Reading Challenge From 28th June until 20th August SUMMER READING CHALLENGE 2013 CREEPY HOUSE – ask in the Library for all the details

The library service is available 24/7, 365 days a year on www.westlothian.gov.uk

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25 MAY - 15 SEPTEMBER 2013 THURSDAY TO SUNDAY 10.00AM - 5.00PM

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27 MAY + 5 AUGUST 2013 MONDAY 10.00AM - 5.00PM

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