Almond Valley Heritage Trust will pursue plans to restore the mill wheel at Livingston Mill thanks to grant aid from the town centres fund.
The trust has been awarded £11,340 towards the costs of replacing the broken wooden waterwheel, repairing and renewing all other working mechan-
The project will also see the full refurbishment of mill interiors, replacing dated signs and interpretation boards which tell the story of the mill, farm and community.
The trust had asked for £22,340.
The Scottish Government fund, which awarded almost £2m to West Lothian communities, has generated controversy both for the way it has been set up and distributed.
The money could have been spent twice in areas such as Livingston North.
That ward area received applications totalling more than £280,000 but the fund only, paid out £138,000.
The bulk of the money will go into improving town centre environments as well as community centres by enhancing and improving facilities as well as developing and improving play facilities.
This includes £22,000 for an arts project to improve underpasses.
This project, sponsored by Carmondean Community Council, builds on work undertaken in the area by local schools and will again involve schools in developing art works.
Knightsridge Community Council has won just under £13,000 to develop an inclusive playground at Mosswood Community Centre.
Half of the centre’s garden is a locked area that has raised beds where the community can grow vegetables.
The other half is a community garden with a barbecue, sensory garden and benches.
The inclusive playground will be developed in the community garden side.