Linlithgow Pottery Classes and Taster Sessions

Looking for something fun to do in Linlithgow? Stop by for a taster session at Linlithgow Pottery with plenty of laughs in store as you have a go at throwing for the first time. As it’s a one-off class, Zibah will do the really tricky parts like trimming, handle pulling and glazing to make sure you come out with something good. If you’d rather get really get stuck into pottery she also offers six-week blocks of classes where you can learn all the basics of throwing, trimming, decoration and more!

Where can I find pottery classes in West Lothian?

Zibah Kilbride offers a cosy intimate pottery lesson on Linlithgow High Street along with her adorable studio manager Nuala the dog.

If you’re looking to stay for longer or just to wander around before or after your class there are plenty of places to eat along the picturesque high street, as well as plenty of shops to explore in Linlithgow. Any history buffs should also check out the Palace right in the centre of town and just five minutes from the pottery studio.

  • Taster sessions last 2 hours and are £100 for two people
  • Six-week blocks are £240 per person and need to be used within 3 months
  • Classes are held on Thursdays and Fridays for 2 and a half hours
  • Cost covers all materials and glazing
  • Vouchers are also available

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What's on in West Lothian

Living History

10 - 14 August, 2022
Our performers will be at various sites on selected days throughout the summer holidays, between Saturday 2 July and Sunday 14 August. We have various characters from a Medieval Archer, a Red Coat Soldier and a Renaissance Musician to a Pictish Storyteller, to name but a few. What's more, it is all included in the price of admission and free to memebers! Just book your ticket and pop along. If you would like more information please contact the events team on 01316688885 or [email protected] If you would like more information please contact the events team on 0131 668 8885 or [email protected]

Teddy Trail

10 - 23 August, 2022
The teddies are loose in the Museum! Can you help us to find them all?

Afternoon Tea on a Steam Train

10 - 21 August, 2022
Enjoy traditional afternoon tea on the steam train from Bo’ness to Manuel. Tuck into sandwiches, cake and scones, washed down with tea or coffee.


10 - 11 August, 2022
Larger than life in all conceivable ways, Gérard Depardieu can be a disruptive, unsteadying presence in films which fail to cater to the fact that he brings generous helping of Depardieu to any role he plays. Constance Meyer’s highly enjoyable Critics’ Week opener Robuste not only takes this on board, it runs with it, casting Depardieu as Georges, an ageing French actor with a tendency to crash motorbikes and to embark on drunken misadventures. “France without meat isn’t France,” he grumbles at one point, which is possibly the most Depardieu thing that anyone has ever said. The film’s secret weapon, however, is Déborah Lukumuena, supremely assured as Aïssa, the temporary security guard with whom Georges forges a grudging friendship.

Mermaid Swimming Lessons: Introduction, progression and adults

13 - 13 August, 2022
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Party At The Palace 2022

13 - 13 August, 2022
The 3-day party will take place on Friday 12th, Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th August in Linlithgow. It’s only 20 mins from Edinburgh and 35mins from Glasgow, making it one of the most easily accessible music festivals in Scotland.

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