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The Garage Whitburn

Community appreciation

We continually encourage staff and friends of  The Garage to be involved and give support in their local community. We are very thankful and proud that they do.

Catriona and Ian receiving prize best community garage SMTA Winner 2015 certificate of appreciation Whitburn Galaday 2015

Auto Industry Excellence Awards
Finalist 2019
Winner - Best Community Initiative
Garage of The Year 2018

We were one of 6 finalists in the category: Garage of The Year 2019.

Awarded for passion for service excellence, high workshop utilisation, customer retention and supporting its employees to strive.

Celebrating business excellence in the UK-wide Motor Industry, we are among the best for standards of practice, vision and leadership.

Huge congratulations on behalf of the AutoCare Garage Network to The Garage Whitburn from Bathgate in Scotland, they were the winners of best community garage 2018 at the Automechanika awards.

The Garage Whitburn was a winner of the C.A.R Star (Community Activity Recognition) Award in 2015 presented by The Scottish Motor Trade Association. We are the first independent garage to achieve this award.

​Ian was voted as the 2016 Whitburn Citizen of the Year and presented with a Trophy and Engraved Decanter at the Civic Services.

"I feel honoured to have this award, helping in the community is something everyone can do. I share this honour as a Garage team member, with my family and with friends who help create all that we do".
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winners with trophies
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West Lothian garage celebrating after winning double whammy of national awards.

The Garage in Whitburn has won the Community Garage of the Year Award at the Scottish Motor Trade Awards and also picked up an Automechanicka and Garage Wire UK award in the same category....

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Santa workshop
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West Lothian mechanic's custom sleigh raises charity cash.

He's a mechanic through the day, but at night he transforms into Santa Claus spreading Christmas cheer in an eye-catching customised sleigh. Owner of The Garage in Whitburn, Ian Robertson began the venture in 2015 as a way of saying thanks to his....

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Santa Sleigh at Edinburgh castle
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SANTA LAD Santa stuns Edinburgh punters by cruising through town in super sleigh after mad mechanic transforms car into magic motor.

The impressive red wagon was packed with flashing lights and decorations as it zoomed passed other traffic on the road....

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Support To Local Groups

We do our best to support community and local causes, providing resources, sponsorship and volunteer time where we can.

For further information or to keep up to date with our activities like us on Facebook -The Garage Whitburn.

santa on the road

Christmas Santa Sleigh Run

We thoroughly enjoy bringing Santa and his Sleigh to Whitburn and surrounding villages, with a helping hand from his special helpers.

What a tremendous feeling we all share at the Garage, spreading some Christmas Joy and Festive Cheer. Work Experience Placements - we partner with local Schools in their work experience programmes. i.e. Whitburn and Bathgate Academy Secondary Schools, Pinewood School, Cedar Bank School and Burnhouse.

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Gala Events

We help out with and join in Whitburn Gala Day, surrounding village gala days and civic week activities.

We have created a custom float and costumes for Whitburn's Gala day each year since we opened in 2010.

If you like what we do you, please do show your appreciation by making a dontation to Disability West Lothian.​
Helping them to help others!
If you like what we do you, please do show your appreciation by making a dontation to Disability West Lothian.​ Helping them to help others!
PLEASE DONATE HERE! Disability West Lothian logo
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