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|Scottish Gaelic: Allt nan Clach|
Stoneyburn shown within West Lothian
|Population||3,790 (2004 est) |
|OS grid reference|
|Council area||West Lothian|
|Lieutenancy area||West Lothian|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
Stoneyburn is situated in the middle of central 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. Stoneyburn has recently received 19 speed bumps along the main road which has created much controversy as many commuters claim that they have needed to change their suspension and other parts due to the long term damage.
Stoneyburn is home to a vibrant and friendly community, supporting 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  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.
Relationship to other places
Stoneyburn is traditionally regarded as something of a backwater by its near neighbours but is swiftly shaking off this reputation as a younger generation of native Stoneyburners and new blood move into the area, taking advantage of less-inflated house prices and excellent local amenities (West Lothian Council are the UK's council of the year 2006).