What’s On in Kirknewton in the new year 2016

What’s On: January 11th– March 25th

Give It A Go and try something new in 2016.  Please contact the individuals or organisations running each class direct.  To book the Green Room or Village Hall for your parties, events or groups telephone 01506 883988 or contact Gill Greaves on 07816880175.  You can also e mail at bookingkirknewton@gmail.com with any queries you may have.  Hire is approx £10 an hour for both venues.

You can also find details about the Church Hall and Potter Around below.

This list in no means exhaustive about what goes on in and around Kirknewton.  If you can add any further information to our What’s On Guide then please e mail us details of your club or activities at infokirknewton@gmail.com

Village Hall


CELTIC STEPZ, 4pm-5pm, Contact Cathy on 01506 881 674

BOXCIR, 7pm-9pm, Contact Michael on 07436114196


PLAYGROUP , 9.15am-11.30am, kirknewtonplaygroup@yahoo.co.uk

KIDS CROWCHEZ, 3.30pm-4.30pm, Contact Penelope at penelope@crowchez.co.uk or 07914277464

PHYSIO PILATES, 6.45pm-8.45pm, Contact Dianne at diannemackenzie1@gmail.com  07795466464


PLAYGROUP, 9.15am-11.30am, kirknewtonplaygroup@yahoo.co.uk

KIDS CROWCHEZ, 3.30pm-4.30pm, Contact Penelope at penelope@crowchez.co.uk 07914277464

RAINBOWS, 5pm-6.15pm, Contact Gill at gillww@hotmail.com

BROWNIES, 6.30pm-8pm, Contact Gill at gillww@hotmail.com

ADULTS CELTIC STEPZ, 8.15pm-9.30pm, Contact Cathy on 01506 881 674


EK PILATES, 9am-11am, Contact Elise at elise@ekpilates.co.uk

POCO LOCO KIDS ZUMBA, 5pm-7pm, Contact Nina on 07922511530

ADULTS ZUMBA, 7.15pm-8.15pm Contact Nina on 07922511530


PLAYGROUP, 9.15am-11.30am, kirknewtonplaygroup@yahoo.co.uk

KOSY CAFÉ, 4pm-5pm, http://www.knec4jesus.org.uk

*YOUTH CLUB, 6pm-8pm, Contact Jennifer at  jenniferkirknewton@gmail.com

*Village hall or Green Room


Dance Classes (details to follow)

For more information please contact Gill Greaves 07816880175 or The Green Room on 01506883988



LIFE SKILLS COURSE- FACE 2 FACE , 4pm-5pm. (11TH Jan- 22nd Feb (no session 15th Feb), Contact Julie on 07884345090 or Julie@trainingfs.com

KEYBOARD CLASS, 6pm-7pm & 7pm-8pm, Contact Penny at pianopj@gmail.com


DROP IN, 9.30am-1pm

CARL JOHN COUNCILLOR DROP IN, 6pm-6.45pm, Second Tuesday of the month

COMMUNITY COUNCIL, 6.45pm – 9pm, Second Tuesday of the Month, Observers welcome


CRAFT SESSION, 9.30am-1pm

ART THERAPY, 7pm, Contact  Tammy at  happinessworks@outlook.com, 6TH Jan,  13th Jan,  3rd Feb,  17th Feb,  16th March


Mini Me Music Group, 2pm-2.45pm, Contact Amanda on 07814055499


Access 2 Employment Job Club, 9.30am-1pm, Contact Fraser on 07899063971


Dance Class Drop In, 9am-1pm, Kids in the dance class?  Drop in to the Green Room for a coffee.  Open to all residents in Kirknewton too.


To book please contact the Green Room at infokirknewton@gmail.com


The Kirknewton East Calder Church run various activities from Tae Kwon Do, Brownies, Ladies Bible Studies, Babies and Toddlers groups and Women’s Rural.

For more information please contact:



The new year is all about potter’s wheel experiences due to the Great Pottery Throwdown – so Wednesday mornings and Wednesday evenings and Sunday afternoons will be the main sessions for  the wheel classes – booking is essential.

Also don’t miss the Friday afternoon art club – £12 a session or £50 for block of 5. 2-4pm every Friday starting 8 Jan.

For more information contact



Kirknewton Community Development Trust awarded £150,000 lottery funds



The Big Lottery Fund Scotland has awarded the Kirknewton Community Development Trust an additional £150,000 funding to support the Kirknewton Development Plan, facilities and projects from August 2016 to July 2018.

This allows the Trust to develop a sustainable funding plan and seek additional funding to support their work as a local anchor organisation.  They intend to continue to develop projects for young people, local events, improving facilities and new initiatives such as zero energy housing for the elderly.

Stewart McKenna, Chair of the Trust, said, “We’d like to thank the Big Lottery for their continued support of our work and providing this award.”

Tony Foster, CEO of the Trust, said, “We hoped that ongoing funding for Kirknewton would have been provided by the community benefit fund from Fauch Hill wind farm, which was due to be in the region of £100,000 a year.  Sadly this was not to be and now funding from renewable energy projects is becoming more challenging for community groups. This Big Lottery award gives us time to support the fantastic work volunteers and projects do for the benefit of those who live and work in Kirknewton and find a way forward to maintain that beyond 2018.”