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Livingston City Status Bid

Published: November 4, 2021


In celebration of next year’s Platinum Jubilee event which will mark Her Majesty The Queen’s 70th year on the throne, local authorities across the United Kingdom are invited to take part in the Platinum Jubilee Civic Honours Competition.  This special competition is allowing local authorities to apply for an area they wish to be considered for city status. 

The town of Livingston has been nominated by West Lothian Council. 

The bid is being led by the council in partnership with local citizens, community groups, public services, businesses and charities.

With Livingston’s 60th anniversary of gaining a new town status approaching next year, this competition is a perfectly fitting way of demonstrating and emphasising Livingston’s unique and distinct identity. 

More information on the bid is noted in the attached information brochure and online here including some frequently asked questions:

The project team working on the bid would be delighted to receive any messages of support you may wish to share.  They would also welcome any comments on what Livingston means to you and your service/ organisation by emailing

Please send any comments in by close of business on Monday 15 November.  The deadline for submitting the bid to the Platinum Jubilee Civic Honours Competition is early in December.

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