The Lifestyle

There are lots of little historical villages surrounding a modern centre with quiet and friendly neighbourhoods, which is perfect for families. For those who like walking, there are many scenic routes especially along the Union Canal which goes from Edinburgh to Falkirk.

 

What to Expect

For those who like to explore the great outdoors, there are ancient burial grounds, a ruined palace, castles, stately homes and mining villages.
Once you’ve worked up an appetite, head to one of the local cafes, delicatessens, bars and fine dining restaurants, or even the farmers markets for some treats.
West Lothian is also a commuter hot spot as it’s ideal for travelling to Edinburgh, Glasgow or the central belt.

 

You'll Fall in Love With

There is a real community feel due to the small friendly villages, and it is ideal for those who love the countryside with lots of woodland walks and country parks.

 

Great Place to Go

EAT: The Chop & Ale House, Bar Leo, So Strawberry Caffe, Frankie & Benny’s

DRINK: Auld Hole in the Wall, Oscar’s Bar & Grill, The Livingston Inn

SHOP: Livingston Designer Outlet, The Centre

PLAY: Almond Valley Heritage Centre, Beecraigs Country Park, Almond Park, Polkemmet Country Park

FITNESS: Swimming pools, sports centres, health & fitness centres 

GROOM: Allure Beauty Salon, Streaks Ahead (Hairdresser), Facelook Beauty, Wonderland Hair & Beauty

INDULGE: Linlithgow Farmers Market, Truly Scrumptious Designer Cakes, Artisan Cheesecakes, Wheat Free Bakery Direct

INSPIRE: Linlithgow Palace,  Almond Valley Heritage Centre, Beecraigs Country Park, Hopetoun House

 

Bus Routes, Tram Stops

The public transport is good, with an array of bus routes and a number of train stations. Bathgate and Livingston are on the same line connecting visitors from Edinburgh main line stations in the East to Glasgow Queen Street in the West.  There are four trains per hour. 

 

Random Fact

Linlithgow Palace is the birthplace of James V and Mary, Queen of Scots.  West Lothian is also home to many famous people including Susan Boyle, David Tennant and former First Minister of Scotland Alex Salmond.