WHAT WE DO

The inspiration for our work always comes from conversations that explore a particular interest or share a new skill. Our creative ideas then develop into something more concrete as we find like-minded people to collaborate with. We like working with others; sharing our skills, learning from them and sharing our common interests. Over the years…

Music for Mental Health

Peter Johnstone, a guitarist and visual artist joined Artlink Leylines project in February 2017. He is the inspiration behind the Music for Mental Health event on 30th September in Boghall, inviting bands he knows to play in the humble setting of Boghall so people don’t have to travel to the city centres to experience the…

EXHIBITION

July 1st to August 14th 2017, 9am – 5pm Visitor Centre, Almondell & Calderwood Country Park, nr. Broxburn Handmade screen printed posters; a new game inspired by our passion for fishing on the river Almond; bird watching events in July and August; fabric designs inspired by ‘twitching’ in West Lothian and a new sanctuary space…

SANCTUARY

In late 2015 we were invited to use our imagination to create a space for enjoyment and contemplation in the grounds of Boghall Parish Church. Excited about the challenge we invited local residents and church goers to become part of a steering group to develop ideas and designs. The project soon got under-way with a programme…

NEWLANDS DAY

Our work is about being around and getting into the heart of West Lothian community life. Occasionally an opportunity arises for our group to present work and ideas we have been working on for some time. Newlands Day in Bathgate is a yearly event where organisations and the community come together and take part in…

GO FISH

Our partnership with West Lothian Angling Association (WLAA) goes back a long way. It all started by inviting them in and chatting about how we could explore our shared interest in fishing on the river Almond. What resulted was a series of fly tying sessions at Almondell Country Park and the publication of a booklet titled…

LOOK TO THE SKIES

John Gordon is the main inspiration and source of expertise in our current investigations into bird watching in West Lothian and beyond. Birding for John goes back to his early adult years when he would go bird watching with his father. Over the years we have used his knowledge and amazing drawing skills to create…

THE FOUNDRY

We see new people and interests coming into our project all the time. Recently Dyo Mackay of the Young Adults Service in West Lothian introduced us to the talents of Peter, Alex and Alice. They have brought some exciting new ideas into our work. Peter sings, plays in a band, makes films and is a local…

HAIRY JIM

Kevin Clark is a gifted draughtsman and avid graphic novel and movie enthusiast. He is a prolific creator of characters and story-lines. His ‘Hairy Jim and the Adventures of Underwear Guy’ became the main identity for the information fliers for the Newland Day procession in 2014 . A while back Kevin struggled to find like-minded individuals to…

WELFEHD COOP

Food coops are not a current phenomenon, the first coops were established over 150 years ago. We first came across the West Lothian Food and Health Development at Carmondean Library in 2008 while using the library for one of our workshops. It is a voluntary led and run initiative which aims to reduce the barriers…