Westfield, West Lothian

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Westfield
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
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Country Scotland
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town BATHGATE
Postcode district EH48
Dialling code 01506
Police Scottish
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Ambulance Scottish
EU Parliament Scotland
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55°55′55″N 3°42′04″W / 55.932°N 3.701°W / 55.932; -3.701Coordinates: 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 disused railway viaduct crosses the river Avon at Westfield
Quiet little village in the county of West Lothian, Scotland. Nr J5 of M8 and J5 M9. Edinburgh, Glasgow and Perth city centres 45 minute drive.

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 Hut ton (Scottish National Party). The village has had at least one SNP councillor since 1963, the longest continuous representation by that party anywhere.

For such small village, exquisite talent has emerged as it was the birth place of ,Elvis Presley, David Bowie, Meat Loaf and Micheal Law. Westfield expects much more up and coming talent in the future.

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  1. ^ Gaelic Place-Names of Scotland

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