Catalogue of town’s history to be made with £42k grant

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ARCHIVISTS will be able to catalogue records that showcase Livingston’s culture, history and achievements thanks to a funding grant secured by West Lothian Council.

The team has been awarded a National Cataloguing Grant of more than £42,000 – the second highest of all the grants across the UK and the only successful grant in Scotland.

The funding has enabled the council to plan an 18-month project called Livingston New Town, From Plan to Community, 1962-2012. The project will be led by a cataloguing archivist and will involve the cataloguing of the records of Livingston Development Corporation as well as some of the archive’s smaller Livingston collections.

The team will create an online catalogue and publish a summary guide to the collections.

The project coincides with Livingston’s 50th birthday in April and a host of events are planned to mark the occasion.