14 March
Commonwealth Day 2023

Commonwealth Day is an annual event in which the member countries of the Commonwealth celebrate their links with one another.

The theme for Commonwealth Day 2023 is 'Forging a sustainable and peaceful common future'. The theme combines the active commitment of member states to support the promotion of peace, prosperity and sustainability, especially through climate action, so as to secure a better future for our young people and improve the lives of all Commonwealth citizens.

Taking place this year on Monday 13 March, the event at the civic centre was led by Provost Cathy Muldoon and included a reading by the Lord-Lieutenant for West Lothian, Ms Moira Niven MBE and a musical performance from Howden St Andrews Primary School Choir.

Provost Cathy Muldoon said: "I'd like to thank everyone who took part in this event to mark Commonwealth Day 2023. There is a special relationship across between Commonwealth nations and it is important that we all continue to work together and share our expertise and resources to help create a sustainable future for our young citizens."