The West Lothian Archaeological Trust was formed on the 19th April 2012 and registered as Scottish Charity No. SC043118 on the 26th April 2012. The Trust was established to support the activities of West Lothian Archaeology which was formed in 2010, having been known since 2007 as West Lothian Aerial Archaeology, which in turn was closely associated with the History of Armadale Association.
The object of the Trust it to advance heritage and science by
(b) Promoting the use of kite aerial photography as a low-cost, inclusive, environmentally friendly technique for archaeological/heritage photography and promoting the use of any other techniques which may be deemed appropriate by the Trustees.
In May 2013, the Trust launched the Scottish National Aerial Photography Scheme and was invited to be an Associated Partner of "ArchaeoLandscapes Europe" (ArcLand), part of the European Union's Culture Programme.
In April 2014, the Trust set up a Facebook page on Kite Aerial Remote Sensing.
In 2016, the Trust became a member of ArchaeoLandscapes International.
Kite aerial photography display boards produced by West Lothian Council
The Trust also hosts the pages of The History of Armadale Association The West Lothian History and Amenity Society
and the Armadale, Blackridge and Torphichen community and heritage webpages.
Scottish Charity No. SC043118
Bank: The Royal Bank of Scotland, 39 South Street, Armadale, EH48 3ET.