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10th March 2005 - Start of Livingston Laughs Louder, Comic Relief events between Almondvale shopping centre and Macarthur Glen designer outlet. Click here for pictures from the event.

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The Elements Posted by: Admin
Date: April 29, 2007, 7:55 pm
The New Elements Shopping centre has openned a new website with news, updates and pictures.

River FM Posted by: Admin
Date: January 30, 2007, 6:37 pm
River FM has finally ceased to broadcast from 6pm yesterday. As no buyer could be found for the struggling station, they pulled the plug. Launched in September 2003 the station didnt last long but will be sadly missed by its 22,000 listeners. The last song played by the station was 'All good things come to an end' by Nelly Furtado. The Station handed the license back to ofcom last night. It is understood that Ofcom may give the West Lothian license to a community radio station.

Merry Christmas Posted by: admin
Date: December 24, 2006, 7:47 pm
Merry christmas and a Happy New Year From Livingstoni.

ScS Upholstery plc Posted by: Admin
Date: December 16, 2006, 8:12 pm
ScS Upholstery plc is set to open a new store in the former Reid store. Please see "Whats coming to Livingston" section for more.

Two new shops for almondvale Posted by: Admin
Date: September 28, 2006, 5:32 pm
Two shops have closed in the almondvale Shopping Centre to making way for two new ones. One of the Game stores has closed and is set to be replaced by The Body Shop. Also Birthdays card shop has recently closed and is being replaced by another card shop Card Factory.

Phase 3 Posted by: admin
Date: August 18, 2006, 7:47 am
Work starts this monday the 21st August on the new multi-million pound almondvale phase 3. When completed Livingston will have the biggest shopping centre in scotland.

Aldi Posted by: Admin
Date: August 7, 2006, 5:47 pm
The newly extended Aldi store in Almondvale will re-open at 10am this sunday the 13th august.


Massimo Posted by: Admin
Date: August 7, 2006, 4:19 pm
Massimo has finally openned on the ground floor of the Travel lodge next the college roundabout. Massimo hosts a modern interior bar and restaurant, Which is certain to be a success.

.com Posted by: Admin
Date: July 27, 2006, 9:49 pm is now available by visiting

New Park Way development Posted by: Admin
Date: July 12, 2006, 10:06 pm
A new retail park which is to be situated on the former Safeway petrol station site has launched a new website. The new development is called the "The Park Way" which will have up to seven units and car parking. Click here to visit the website.

Happy Birthday Livingstoni Posted by: admin
Date: July 1, 2006, 11:28 am reaches 2 Years Old. On the 24th June 2004 Livingstoni started with a basic site with a few pictures. Two Years on livingstoni has now thousands of pictures and is the only website that exists with such a large amount of pictures on Livingston.

Starbucks Posted by: Admin
Date: May 26, 2006, 11:01 pm
Starbucks has submitted a planning application to open a new cafe in the McArthur Glen. Please see "Coming to Livingston" section for further details and also other thing that are on the way. Posted by: Admin
Date: May 23, 2006, 4:54 pm
Welcome to, we are always looking for your ideas on how we can make livingstoni better and how we can keep visitors rolling in. Please e-mail us on with what you would like to see on the site. The more comments we recevie the better we can make the site for everyone.

Former safeway petrol station set on fire Posted by: Admin
Date: May 13, 2006, 8:08 pm
Smoke can be seen for miles as the former safeway petrol station is set on fire.

Livingston FC Relegated Posted by: Admin
Date: April 29, 2006, 6:52 pm
Livingston FC have been relegated to the First Division after a poor season with only a handful of wins. Now with big cuts coming into place as the club will struggle with such low income from the lower league, the Club is asking supporters to get there season tickets early to help generate revenue. The club hopes it will bounce back up, but will have strong competition against gretna who are favorites to be promoted next year. Some good news as sponsors Intelligent finance and almondvale shopping centre have committed to sponsor the club next year.

Dunfermline Building society Posted by: admin
Date: March 17, 2006, 9:40 pm
Dunfermline Building society is set to open in the almondvale shopping centre on monday the 27th March. Brian Morton, Sales and Marketing Director, said, �We are delighted to be able to announce the opening of the branch in Livingston at this time, especially as we see many of our competitors announcing branch closures. We continually strive to deliver the best value for our members and by providing access to our services in another area of Scotland, we are offering existing and new customers the opportunity to deal with a building society that focuses on the needs of members..�

Esso petrol station Posted by: admin
Date: March 14, 2006, 8:51 pm
The Esso petrol station along from asda has closed its doors and is to be replaced by 24 flats on 3 levels.

New restaurant and pool club Posted by: admin
Date: March 14, 2006, 8:26 pm
A Planning application has been submitted to West Lothian Council to reconstruct the fire damaged La Cappanna restaurant in carmondean and to create a new snooker club.

Heavy Snow Posted by: Admin
Date: March 12, 2006, 9:57 am
Heavy snow and blizzards have hit Livingston over night causing severe traffic problems. The snow isnt expected to stop until after mid-day. The Met says the snow could turn to rain in some areas later, which means the possibility of flooding.
Circus comes to town Posted by: admin
Date: February 27, 2006, 8:17 pm
Billy smarts britians largest circus comes to the car park outside Livingston Football Club next tuesday, the 7th march to the 12th of march. The tuesday till the friday there is 2 dailiy shows 4:45pm & 7:30pm, saturday 2:00pm, 4:45pm and 7:30pm and sunday 2:00pm & 5:00pm. Ticket range from £10 for adults and £8 for children. Tickets are available from the ticket hotline on 0870 444 1505.

Global Closure Posted by: admin
Date: February 25, 2006, 2:49 pm
Global video rental store located outside the almondvale shopping centre will open for the last time this monday 27th february. With strong competition from blockbuster which has recently opened not far from the global site. Also the closure of safeway has stopped shoppers venturing out the centre in that direction.

Da vincis Posted by: Admin
Date: February 14, 2006, 7:31 pm
Da vinci's has been bought over for £1.9m and is under new ownership. There are rumours that its going to be changed into a indian restaurant. We will update when we get more information.

2006 Posted by: Admin
Date: January 1, 2006, 2:48 pm
Happy 2006 to all our visitors.

Dunfermline Building Society Posted by: admin
Date: November 26, 2005, 8:01 pm
Dunfermline Building Society is set to come to Livingston in the current site of the Livingston Art gallery in Unit 59 of the Almondvale Shopping Cenre. We will post opening dates when we get them.

Christmas Lights get Switched on Posted by: admin
Date: November 1, 2005, 8:11 pm
Livingston's christmas lights get switched on this thursday (3rd November). In the Civic Square outside the Almondvale Shopping Centre. It all starts at 4pm with the River FM Roadshow. The christmas lights get switch on at 6pm with a fireworks display. Most stores open till 8pm.

New Search Engine Posted by: admin
Date: October 14, 2005, 4:11 pm
We have added a search facility to the site. So if you want to find something fast on Livingstoni. Located on the left, just give it a try.

New Plans for Almondvale approved Posted by: admin
Date: October 12, 2005, 5:00 pm
Plans for the new £90 Million shopping development in Livingston has been giving the green light by West Lothian Council. Work will start on the new deveopment next summer and is planned to be completed by 2008. Click here for more information on the new development.

New Next outlet store Set to open Posted by: admin
Date: October 12, 2005, 11:50 am
New Next outlet store is set to open in the McArthur glen Designer outlet on Thursday the 27th October. To find out more information and also other exciting new stores opening. Click Here

Labour win by-election Posted by: admin
Date: September 30, 2005, 11:39 am
Labours Jim Devine retains the seat for Livingston after a small margin beating the SNP\'s Angela Constance by under 3000 votes. Jim devine replaces Labour MP Robin cook who held the seat for 22 years after he collapsed and died while out hill walking.

Safeway closes its door for the last time in Livingston. Posted by: admin
Date: September 28, 2005, 6:38 pm
Safeway at the almondvale shopping centre will close at 6pm on Saturday the 15th of october for the last time. The new morrisions store which is to replace the current safeway store has been located next to the new B&Q and will open its doors for the first time on Monday 17th October at 9am.

New B&Q Posted by: admin
Date: September 19, 2005, 9:20 pm
New B&Q supercentre opens its doors at 10am on the 20th October.

Weatherspoons no more Posted by: admin
Date: September 19, 2005, 7:20 pm
Weatherspoons in the McArthur Glen Designer Outlet has now closed till friday 23rd September as it under goes a £90,000 refit renaming it to Almond Bank and also making the pub non smoking.

Archie Gemmell is in town Posted by: admin
Date: September 11, 2005, 8:55 pm
Famous scottish footballer Archie Gemmell is at WH Smiths in the almondvale shopping centre this Thursday 15th September between 1-2pm for the signing of his autobigraphy.

Your help needed Posted by: admin
Date: August 24, 2005, 9:57 pm
If you have any information regarding the murder of the 11 year old Livingston school boy Rory Blackhall. Please Contact Livingston Police by no matter how insignificant you think it is. Telephone: 01506-445650 or E-mail:

Robin Cook Dies Posted by: Admin
Date: August 6, 2005, 7:18 pm
**Breaking News** Livingston MP Robin Cook has died aged 59 after out hill walking in Ben Stack, Laxford Bridge in north-west Scotland.

New Plans for Almondvale Posted by: admin
Date: July 21, 2005, 3:33 pm
An exciting new development is set to come to Almondvale in Livingston by 2008. Constructing of a new multi-storey car park on the site of the police station and former bus station is among the things happening. Click here for more!

Weatherspoons to be renamed Posted by: Admin
Date: July 6, 2005, 8:15 pm
Livingstoni has learned that Weatherspons within the McArthur glen designer outlet is to be renamed to "Almond Bank"' within the next few months as well as having the outside seating replaced.

O’Brian’s Posted by: Admin
Date: June 30, 2005, 6:00 pm
O’Brian’s Sandwich Bar comes to town. The sandwich bar will be in the unit which gadget shop used to occupy. No date for opening is available yet.

Livingston gets Burtons Back. Posted by: Admin
Date: June 27, 2005, 9:46 pm
Dorothy Perkins will be moving in the next few months from its old site into the former Etam store which in the Almondvale shopping centre. Burtons will be taking the place of the current site of Dorothy Perkins. Burtons was on the site of the current bookworld many years ago.

New units Posted by: Admin
Date: June 24, 2005, 10:19 am
New retail units are being constructed next to Da Vinci's. The site of the new units is in front of the Da Vinci's hotel, Next to the Newyearfield roundabout. There are 3 units being constructed and we hear there will be a Farmfoods store a bookmakers and a pizza hut.Click here for more! .

Two new Shops Posted by: Admin
Date: April 30, 2005, 4:46 pm
Two new shops are opening in the Almondvale shopping centre. Millets an outdoor specialist from walking boots to tents. Millets was in the centre a few years back in the exact same location. Also Unwin Rasmusen is moving into the former Coda Music store, Unwin Rasmusen is a small legal practice based in West Lothian. We don’t have dates as yet.

At Home closes Posted by: Admin
Date: April 17, 2005, 10:40 am
The "At Home" section of the McArthur Glen Designer Outlet will close today (17th April). The area is getting

MVC Posted by: Admin
Date: April 6, 2005, 10:13 pm
Mvc in the almondvale shopping will close its doors for the last time on saturday the 23rd april.

Frankie & Bennys Posted by: Admin
Date: April 6, 2005, 9:58 pm
Brand new frankie & bennys Livingston restaurant opens its doors on saturday 9th april. The new restaurant is located in almondvale retail park next to kfc.

New store Posted by: admin
Date: April 1, 2005, 10:57 am
Maplin Electronics which we told you a few months back in our "What’s coming to Livingston" section has opens its doors next saturday morning 9th April by former co-founder Roger Allan. The store has opened in the former Traesko Furniture store within unit 10b of Almondvale south Retail Park. The store is the 100th Maplin store to open in the UK. For information visit our "What’s coming to Livingston" section.

KFC comes to town Posted by: admin
Date: March 30, 2005, 12:57 pm
KFC comes to Livingston, the new restaurant opened its doors on Tuesday the 22nd of March. The New restaurant is based on 2 floors and has a drive thru. The building is located in the Almondvale South Retail Park next to Toys R Us and Homebase. Frankie and Bennys which is located next to KFC is due to open soon.

JD Weatherspoons Posted by: admin
Date: January 26, 2005, 1:55 pm
JD Wetherspoons Livingston within the Macarthur glen designer outlet is among 7 of its Scottish pubs that will enforce its non smoking policy in May.

New store Posted by: admin
Date: January 14, 2005, 3:01 pm
New store coming to Livingston. Select the (Whats coming to Livingston) option from the right hand side panel.

New Section Posted by: admin
Date: January 14, 2005, 3:00 pm
New section added to Livingstoni. This section within the website includes all known constructing work going on within the town from a shop getting open to a housing estate. Select the (Whats coming to Livingston) option from the right hand side panel.