History

History of the club

What happened first

An initial meeting took place on 6th December 1996 with the intention of forming a Camera Club in Linlithgow. As there was a good amount of interest shown at this meeting, the decision was taken to form a club. On Tuesday 21st January 1997, the first official meeting took place in the Springfield Community Wing, with 4 people helping to clean and arrange the darkroom.

What happened next

Since then, the Club has formed a committee to manage and develop the affairs of the Club. Its membership has grown in number with 17 interested members of the Public coming to visit and 9 joining the Club.

We still meet every Tuesday at the Springfield Community Wing, on Springfield Road, in Linlithgow throughout the season.

What happens now

The evenings have been varied with items ranging from a slide show by the President of the Scottish Photographic Federation, developing & printing black & white photographs in the darkroom, looking at ‘set subject’ selections from members’ prints & slides, holding competitions for members both within the Club and with other Clubs in West Lothian, practical nights out on location, practical nights inside – still life, portraiture, to checking out the latest equipment on offer and how to use it. Every year the club takes part in the West Lothian Competition which takes place annually between the camera clubs of Armadale, Linlithgow, Livingston and Mid Calder. Linlithgow CC actually won the competition in 2002.
We also take part in an annual West Lothian Clubs v’s East Lothian Clubs competition, in which all members can put forward entries