Special Thanks

The Procession Committee would like to say a huge thanks to you, the Bathgate Community. The Bathgate Procession and John Newland Festival would not be an event at all, if it were not for you.

There are some businesses and individuals who volunteer their services outside the committee that we would like to thank for their help this year.


Scotwaste is a leading integrated skip hire and waste management business. Thier recycling centre is based in Bathgate, serving customers in Edinburgh, Glasgow, Livingston and throughout central Scotland. They collect, treat and recycle waste material for local and national customers in the domestic, industrial, commercial and municipal sectors. We would like to thank Scotwaste for providing us with the skips we use in the park.

Dean Plant Hire

Reliable commercial and private truck hire services in West Lothian. Thry provide a professional and reliable transport solutions in West Lothian, Glasgow and Edinburgh for commercial or private clients. They have a great range of modern, well maintained vans and trucks all available at highly competitive prices.  Dean Plant Hire have provided us with the much needed transportation for various needs throughout the procession period – they’ve been a life saver!


Container SuppliedSiBCAS has in excess of 45 years’ experience in the manufacture and rental of modular buildings and portable site cabins. They have always been a great support in supplying containers and have also sponsored a band this year!

Carol Johnstone & the Dottle Team

Carol as tireless worked on the designs and dottles for the for many a year and she was training a team up who were excited about getting involved to help save the arch. Unfortunately due to health and safety issues of errecting the arch iteself, we were unable to use their work this year but it’s being stored for next year as we are confident the community will be able to help us bring this tradition back.

R K Scaffolding

R K Scaffolding offered their services to help with the arch. Unfortunately due to health and safety issues of errecting the arch iteself, we were unable to take them up on this offer this year but we really appreciate their offer.

Bathgate Community Centre

Bathgate Community Centre, not only lets us hold our commity meetings throughout the year but they also help store some of the larger procession equipment. The Community Center has many rooms for hire and they are great for events and classes so please call them for more details.

Call: 01506 283333


Morrisons provide a variey of services for us, including allowing us to fundraise, supplying bags for the pagent and hosting the scooter race. We are very thankful for their support.

BG Photography

We would like to thank Colin from BG Photography for his support again in taking the pagent photos. Colin also has another business where he creates fabulous pieces of lasercut jewellery and other unique items. Check out his site!


Liberta is a family-run Italian Restaurant located in Bathgate. They very kindly donated a voucher as a raffle prize.

Maciz Lounge

A fresh, welcoming, experienced hair salon in the heart of Bathgate . They were lovely enough to donate a voucher for a cut and blow dry and Wella product for the raffle.

Police Scotland Youth Volunteers

The Police Scotland Youth Volunteers (PSYV) are groups of up to 24 young people based across Scotland. Supported by adult volunteers and led by a police constable, the PSYV volunteer at community and national events across Scotland. They were a tremedous support on race night.

First Bus

It is thier vision to provide easy and convenient mobility, improving quality of life by connecting people and communities.  They do this by not only suppying our town wit hit’s bus service, but also supporting us with buses on Procession Day.

We would also like to thank the following for all their support

As well as councillors John McGinty, Harry Cartmill and Charles Kennedy for their continued support of the Procession

If you donate a service to the Procession but do not see your name on this list, we can only apologise! Please contact us on bathgateprocessionmediateam@gmail.com and we will sort it out as soon as possible

Want To Donate a Service?

We are currently working on our sponsorship and advertising processes but please head to our Volunteer Your Services page and fill in the form to tell us how you could help