Engaging Libraries

West Lothian library staff

In 2020-2021, a new partnership between Heriot Watt University and West Lothian Council will highlight the importance of listening to the community, and bringing research to those impacted by it.

Heriot-Watt and West Lothian Libraries are part of a suite of partnerships to be awarded funding through the Engaging Libraries Programme, funded by Wellcome, the Carnegie Trust and the Wolfson Foundation.

The new initiative, titled Lothian Lugs, aims to engage West Lothian communities by providing a series of opportunities for researchers to listen to local people – with a specific emphasis on teenagers.

Through this research, a programme of activities will be designed, working with local schools as well as a youth advisory group.

Topics explored will comprise of human-robot interactions, health technologies and healthy cities.

If you would like to get involved in the programme, contact the HW Engage team. 

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