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Welcome to the West Lothian Writers’ Website.

Our aim is to support anyone living in or from West Lothian with their creative writing. We meet every second Tuesday in the South Barn of Nether Dechmont Farm between 7pm and 9pm. At our meetings we give our members the chance to present their creative writing by reading it a loud to the members and then receiving friendly and constructive feedback. All feedback is suggestive so you don’t have to follow any of it if you don’t want to. We ask that any work being presented follow these rules:

  • Please make pieces 1500 words or less
  • Please print out your piece on A4 paper, single sided with at least 1.5 spacing
  • Please bring seven or more copies.
  • Include page numbers or line numbers if possible.

How to Find Us

The full address of where we meet is

South Barn of Nether Dechmont Farm,

Fells Rigg,



EH54 8AX

You can use the map below to find us.

Date of Next Meeting

You can check the date of our next meeting on the calendar below. It is a google calendar so you can download it onto your own google calendar if you wish to:

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Clout the Cauldron

To celebrate Burns Night, we at West Lothian Writers would like to share with you Clout the Cauldron. Written in the style of Rabbie Burns, this poem by Sue Davies was first read out on BBC Radio Scotland almost twenty years ago on the 25th of January 1997. Click below the break to read Sue‘s work. …

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Ian Macartney will be headlining The Further From Poetry Slam

The Further From Poetry Slam

  We have some very exciting news! Our own Ian Macartney will be headlining The Further From Poetry Slam this February alongside poetry greats Liz Lochead, Michael Pedersen, William Letford and Jenni Fagan. The event is apart of the The Further From Festival taking place in Linlithgow on the 5th and 6th of February. You …

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