Learning Exchange Event

Demystifying Finance for small businesses

Wednesday 24th January, 7.30 – 9.30pm

Star and Garter Hotel function room, Linlithgow

201801 Demystifying Finance flyerJoin us for our first Learning Exchange event, Demystifying Finance for Small Businesses. Managing accounts for a small business can feel like an overwhelming task. This event aims to demystify the process, showing you how with a few simple tips and tricks, accounting needn’t be stressful and can actually help you run your business. All sizes/ages/types of business are welcome, from new solo-entrepreneurs to established small businesses. Bookings essential.

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Pop-up Co-working

Monday 4th December, 9am – 1pm, The Old Pavilion Linlithgow

shutterstock_521899075Join us for another fantastic pop-up co-working day! £5 for the morning, tea, coffee and biscuits included. To book your place please email


The How and Why of Youth Volunteering

Thursday 23rd November, 7pm, Linlithgow Academy Theatre


Community Groups have been telling us that they’d really like to involve Young Volunteers in their activities, but don’t quite know how to go about it. This event has been created with them in mind – the How and Why of Youth Volunteering. Speakers include our local Member of Scottish Youth Parliament, youth workers from Linlithgow Young People’s Project and more. The agenda is as follows;

  • Why engage youth volunteers? Hearing from some local young people about what they can bring to community groups, how they can benefit these groups, and why they’d like to get involved.
  • How to engage youth volunteers? A youth worker from LYPP will talk us through how to engage youth volunteers; how to get their attention, what requirements there are in terms of supervision, parental permission and PVG checks and how to navigate these considerations.
  • Saltire Awards We will hear from a member of West Lothian Voluntary Sector Gateway about what the Saltire awards are, how to get involved with them as an organisation, and why you’d want to.
  • Year of Young People 2018 A brief overview of Scotland’s Year of Young People 2018, including how to get involved.
  • Future of Youth Volunteering in Linlithgow We will outline our plans for the coming year, supporting organisations to involve youth volunteers. This will include helping groups prepare to be available as work experience placements, running a volunteering Roadshow, and participating in the Youth Philanthropy Initiative, which could see a community group being awarded £3000.
  • Time for questions, networking and discussion

For more information or to RSVP please email

Community Cake: Funding and Fundraising

Sunday 19th November, 7pm, The Old Pavilion

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Following our fantastic first Community Cake in September, we present our second. This time the theme is Funding and Fundraising.

We’ve some excellent speakers lined up, plenty of time for sharing knowledge and ideas, and of course lots of cake!

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Linlithgow’s first Community Cake event

Sunday 17th September, 7pm, The Old Pavilion


 on from our Community Group consultation, and feedback received from the Celebration of Volunteering event in June, we’ve created this opportunity for Community and Voluntary Groups to come together to share ideas and collaborate.
The events will be run bi-monthly, focusing on a different theme each time. Our first theme is Recruiting Volunteers.
It is a relaxed evening, with drinks and cake provided. The event is free, and open to anyone who represents a local Community Group or Voluntary Organisation. I have attached the flyer for information.

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To start, representatives from each group are invited to share (approx 2 mins);
  • What does their group do/what are the working on?
  • What have they achieved?
  • Does the group have any challenges?
  • What is their top tip for recruiting volunteers?
Following on from this will be a speaker on the topic, then an opportunity to further discuss while enjoying the refreshments available.
To register your attendance, please RSVP to RSVP is essential to ensure we have enough space… And of course, enough cake!
If you’d like to discuss further, or have any questions please don’t hesitate to get in touch.
We look forward to seeing you there!