Fiona Hyslop Visits Newly Re-Opened Low Port Centre

Local Constituency MSP for Linlithgow, Fiona Hyslop, has visited the Low Port Centre which officially re-opened in January this year.

The Low Port Centre in Linlithgow, previously known across the Lothians for its outdoor education programmes, closed in lockdown. West Lothian Council then deemed the Centre surplus to requirements and so St John’s Church began a Community Asset Transfer process to create a permanent base for the Church and a number of local charities and businesses. The new Charity, who have taken over the Low Port Centre on a two year lease, were given the keys to the building in January 2024.

Following the visit, Fiona commented,

“It was great to be shown round the newly re-opened Low Port Centre, and see how in a very short time it has already become a real community hub for the people of Linlithgow and for the businesses and groups who now call the Low Port Centre home.

“I was also pleased to see the famous mural by James Cumming still proudly welcoming people to the main area of the building

“A number of businesses have taken a space in the Centre, and it was great to meet Katie Morrow, who operates a furniture restoration business ‘Art of Morrow’ from the Low Port Centre with her exceptional pieces for sale there.

“Anyone can hire space from the Low Port Centre and you can do this now through their new website –