The Mel Gray Centre

The Canal Heritage Education Centre (known as The Mel Gray Centre after the founder of LUCS) is a superb facility for school children and other groups.

It can be used as a classroom or meeting room, is 7 metres by 3.5 metres, and can seat up to 14 around a table or 30 in lecture room style. The room has central heating and basic kitchen / catering facilities, toilets and cloakroom, a digital projector, screen and Wi-Fi facilities.

Facilities also include 2 toilets and an area for coat hanging.

The Mel Gray Centre was funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund, West Lothian Council, the Robertson Trust, the Nancy Roberts Educational Trust and by LUCS itself.

The booking charge is £20 for the first hour then £15.00 for each subsequent hour. Special rates are available to local community groups on request to the Bookings Secretary.

The Mel Gray Centre is only available on application to the Booking Secretary (

Payment maybe make by prepaid LUCS Gift Voucher.

Other room for hire:

The Tearoom can also be hired for meetings or functions.