Data Protection Register

Registration Number: Z2559495

Date Registered: 23 February 2011    Registration Expires: 22 February of next year.



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This register entry describes, in very general terms, the personal data being processed by:


Nature of work – Scottish Community Council

Description of processing

The following is a broad description of the way this organisation/data controller processes personal information. To understand how your own personal information is processed you may need to refer to any personal communications you have received, check any privacy notices the organisation has provided or contact the organisation to ask about your personal circumstances.

Reasons/purposes for processing information

We process personal information to enable us to serve and represent the interests of the community within the local area.

Type/classes of information processed

We process information relevant to the above reasons/purposes. This may include:

  • personal details
  • family, lifestyle and social circumstances
  • education and training details
  • goods and services

Who the information is processed about

We process personal information about:

  • residents of the community council area
  • elected representatives
  • suppliers
  • correspondents and complainants
  • business contacts
  • employees

Who the information may be shared with

We sometimes need to share the personal information we process with the individual themself and also with other organisations. Where this is necessary we are required to comply with all aspects of the Data Protection Act (DPA). What follows is a description of the types of organisations we may need to share some of the personal information we process with for one or more reasons.

Where necessary or required we share information with:

  • suppliers and service providers
  • family, associates and representatives of the person whose personal data we are processing
  • educators and examining bodies
  • financial advisers
  • people making an enquiry or complaint
  • local government
  • the media


It may sometimes be necessary to transfer personal information overseas. When this is needed information is only shared within the European Economic Area (EEA). Any transfers made will be in full compliance with all aspects of the data protection act.


Statement of exempt processing:

This data controller also processes personal data which is exempt from notification

Integrated Joint Board Strategic Plan Outcomes

The new Local Housing Strategy will seek to ensure:

  • Independent living is supported in the context of an ageing population and increasing health and social care demand.
  • Strategic alignment in supporting care and people in their own homes and provision of adaptations.
  • Provision of services for all tenures including … Continue reading

Murieston Castle

Murieston Castle is a ruined tower house, dating from the 16th century, 2 miles (3.2 km) west of West Calder, west of the Murieston Water, at Murieston Castle Farm, West LothianScotland.[1]


Murieston Castle had become ruinous by the early 19th century, when … Continue reading


Local Development Plan- Intention to Adopt Plan

Intention to Adopt Plan

The West Lothian Local Development Plan Proposed Plan was submitted to the Scottish Government Planning & Environmental Appeals Division (DPEA) on 28 October 2016 to examine the unresolved representations to the Plan.

The principal Report of Examination was issued on 11 … Continue reading


Suggestions from people supporting the idea of a Community Development Trust

Our feedback questionnaire on the interest in a CDT for Murieston revealed the following suggestions:

  • Extending Murieston Trail to Cobbinshaw Reservoir
  • Improve facilities at Campbridge Pond
  • Maintain and support Murieston and Linhouse Trails
  • Fencing to separate playpark from the rest of the field at Robin’s Lane, plus additonal seating
  • Inclusive community events – … Continue reading

TripShare West Lothian

SEStran currently fund and run a program called TripshareSEStran which uses the Liftshare platform. It performs similarly to Ride Connect with social media and App based connectivity as well as a web portal.

There are currently over 9000 members across the region and they encourage local businesses and community … Continue reading


West Lothian College Open Day

West Lothian College open Information and Campus Tour day is this Saturday! Visit the College on the 17th of March from 10am until 2pm to see the campus, talk to lecturers and find out all about West Lothian College. This is a community event, that is open to all!

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What is an Associate Member of a Community Council?

Associate Members

Associate members may be appointed by a community council where there may be a need for individuals with particular skills or knowledge. These individuals do not have voting rights. Associate members may serve for a fixed period as determined by the community council or for the term of … Continue reading


Without planning Livingston would not exist

An article By Prof Cliff Hague (21st Feb 2018)

“How and why has 70 years of planning benefited Scotland? With a Bill to reform the planning system now before Holyrood, this question is timely. Planning is not just about contesting your neighbour’s conservatory; it has long-term impacts on … Continue reading


Livingston South Station Redevelopment

Livingston South station will close for 10 days from close of service on Thursday 29th March and re-opening on the morning of Monday 9th April 2018. Buses will replace trains at this time. The second community drop in will be on Monday 26th Feb from 4pm – 6.30pm in the Murieston … Continue reading


Car sharing for the daily commute

Car sharing for the daily commute to Edinburgh or Glasgow

Following the recent news about Wellhead Farm and the fact that the development will go ahead despite our best efforts, I thought I’d look at digital solutions to ease the pressure on the A71, M8 and the Livingston South Train … Continue reading


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