Stoneyburn

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Stoneyburn
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
Council area
Lieutenancy area
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
Scottish Parliament
List of places
UK
Scotland
55°50′53″N 3°37′52″W / 55.848°N 3.631°W / 55.848; -3.631Coordinates: 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 Primary School and Our Lady's). There is a Roman Catholic church (Our Lady's) and a Church of Scotland as well as a Pentecostal Church in the village.[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 Scots language is very evident in its use in Staneyburn.

The public house in the village is the Ewington Hotel. The Bentswood Inn closed in January 2017.

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