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Breich, West Lothian.jpg
The A71 through Breich
Breich is located in West Lothian
Breich shown within West Lothian
OS grid reference NS963608
Civil parish
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Country Scotland
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Postcode district EH55
Dialling code 01501
Police Scottish
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EU Parliament Scotland
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55°49′52″N 3°39′18″W / 55.831°N 3.655°W / 55.831; -3.655Coordinates: 55°49′52″N 3°39′18″W / 55.831°N 3.655°W / 55.831; -3.655

Breich is a small village lying in the western part of West Lothian, Scotland.[1][2] It lies on the A71, the Edinburgh to Ayrshire road, which also goes to the large town of Livingston 7 miles to the east. It is situated at the junction of the A706, to Lanark, Bathgate and Linlithgow.

The village consists mainly of a single row of houses by the roadside, with some new builds behind the single row, and has one pub. It also has a Roadside Snack Bar called Big T's at the Breich Cross layby. Breich railway station is on the Shotts Line, and is served by one eastbound and one westbound train per day. A nearby coal bing (spoil heap) was used as a speedway training track in the late 1960s.

The Channel 4 TV comedy series Absolutely used Breich as a location for the fictional town of Stoneybridge, showing photographs of the houses by the roadside in a mock promotional video. It also used the nearby 'Five Sisters' spoil heap in the same scene.


  1. ^ Ordnance Survey: Landranger map sheet 65 Falkirk & Linlithgow (Dunfermline) (Map). Ordnance Survey. 2012. ISBN 9780319229705.
  2. ^ "Ordnance Survey: 1:50,000 Scale Gazetteer" (csv (download)). Ordnance Survey. 1 January 2016. Retrieved 30 January 2016.

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