Stoneyburn

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Stoneyburn
Scottish Gaelic: Allt nan Clach
Scots: Stanyburn
Stoneyburn Post Office (geograph 4099961).jpg
Stoneyburn Post Office
Stoneyburn is located in West Lothian
Stoneyburn
Stoneyburn
 Stoneyburn shown within West Lothian
Population 3,790 (2004 est) [1]
OS grid reference NS978628
Civil parish Whitburn
Council area West Lothian
Lieutenancy area West Lothian
Country Scotland
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Bathgate
Postcode district EH47
Dialling code 01501
Police Scottish
Fire Scottish
Ambulance Scottish
EU Parliament Scotland
UK Parliament Livingston
Scottish Parliament Almond Valley
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Coordinates: 55°50′53″N 3°37′52″W / 55.848°N 3.631°W / 55.848; -3.631

Stoneyburn is a village in West Lothian, Scotland. Nearby towns include Bathgate, Whitburn, Addiewell and Blackburn.

Geography[edit]

Stoneyburn is situated in the Central Belt of Scotland, some 4 miles from Bathgate in the north and 5 from Livingston in the east. At approximately 25 miles from the centre of Scotland's two major cities, Glasgow and Edinburgh, the village is situated 2 miles away from junction 4 of the M8, Scotland's main motorway. Despite this, it is situated in a semi-rural area, surrounded by dairy farms and fields. Around three thousand people inhabit the village, which is around 1.5 miles in length, clustered around the B7015 to Fauldhouse and Livingston. Traditionally, the village is divided between Stoneyburn proper and Bents, the latter in the days of railway travel being the location of the railway station.

Community[edit]

Stoneyburn is home to a bowling club, junior football team Stoneyburn F.C., two primary schools (Stoneyburn and Our Lady's) a Masonic Lodge and a Roman Catholic church, Our Lady's. In addition there is also a Church of Scotland and a Pentecostal Church in the village. Stoneyburn is also home to a Loyalist Flute Band called the Stoneyburn Crown Defenders [2] The village also has local shops including a Cafe, florists, post office, chemist and convenience shops. There is also a Community Centre and a Health Centre within the village.

The public houses in the village are the Ewington Hotel and The Bentswood Inn.

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