This year the annual event which aims to raise awareness of climate change is marking its 11th anniversary. West Lothian Council has been awarded a Super Local Authority Badge for its commitment to sharing the message to take action against climate change.
In West Lothian the lights will be switched off at numerous locations including Linlithgow Partnership Centre and at Linlithgow Palace (in collaboration with Historic Environment Scotland).
In Scotland hundreds of schools, businesses, organisations and community groups will join in the big switch off. Locally, West Lothian Council is working with our partners at Historic Environment Scotland to turn off the lights at Linlithgow Palace. The council will also switch off the lights at the Cross Well in Linlithgow and at the new Linlithgow Partnership Centre as part of the event.
West Lothian Council's executive councillor for the environment, Tom Conn said: "Earth Hour is a fantastic way to raise awareness about the impact of climate change and hopefully as many people will take part as possible. We hope that householders will be able to use Earth Hour as an opportunity to think about energy use and the different ways that it can impact on the environment through climate change. Switching off and reducing energy consumption can help the environment and it could also save householders and businesses money too."