Westfield, West Lothian

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Westfield
Scottish Gaelic: an t-Achadh Siar
Fish Meal Factory, Westfield, West Lothian.jpg
Fish meal factory, by Westfield
Westfield is located in West Lothian
Westfield
Westfield
 Westfield shown within West Lothian
OS grid reference NS937723
Civil parish Torphichen
Council area West Lothian
Lieutenancy area West Lothian
Country Scotland
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town BATHGATE
Postcode district EH48
Dialling code 01506
Police Scottish
Fire Scottish
Ambulance Scottish
EU Parliament Scotland
UK Parliament Linlithgow and East Falkirk
Scottish Parliament Linlithgow
List of places
UK
Scotland

Coordinates: 55°55′55″N 3°42′04″W / 55.932°N 3.701°W / 55.932; -3.701

Westfield (Scottish Gaelic: an t-Achadh Siar)[1] is a small village of around 180 houses located in the parish of Torphichen in West Lothian, Scotland. The village was focused for many decades on a local paper mill that closed in the 1990s. Much of the housing in the village was or is owned by West Lothian Council but there have been recurrent plans for major new private housebuilding since the 1970s, as yet unfulfilled.

The village has a primary school and post office/shop. It was formerly a paper-making centre and a fish-meal works is still operating near the village.

Westfield forms part of Linlithgow Constituency and is represented in the Scottish Parliament by Fiona Hyslop and in the UK Parliament by Michael Connarty. Westfield is part of Armadale and Blackridge Ward on West Lothian Council and is represented by Stuart Borrowman (Independent), Jim Dixon (Labour) and Isabel Hutton (Scottish National Party). The village has had at least one SNP councillor since 1963, the longest continuous representation by that party anywhere.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Gaelic Place-Names of Scotland

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