Whitburn is exactly halfway between Edinburgh and Glasgow so it’s a great location for your new home. This small town has plenty of amenities, with the back-up of Scotland’s two great cities less than 25 miles away. The town has had a new lease of life following a forward-thinking regeneration project at the site of the former colliery. This includes new housing, a new business park – incorporating retail and leisure units, and a network of welcome green spaces, footpaths and cycleways.
An up-and-coming town is a great base for growing families, and it’ll be exciting to be a part of it. Whitburn has already got a real sense of community, plenty of shops, and some great activities for children. In addition to the local shops, Lidl, Aldi, Asda, Iceland and the Scotia Foodstore are there for your weekly shop.
Whitburn is right next to the M8 between Edinburgh and Glasgow making a city commute very straightforward. The A71 is an alternative route, just to the south of the town. Depending on your destination, you can choose between Edinburgh and Glasgow Airports, with Edinburgh Airport being nearer, just 16 miles away. Bathgate and Livingston are the closest large towns, just 4 and 6 miles away respectively. There's a train station between Whitburn and Armadale for easy journeys to Edinburgh and Glasgow, and bus services to the secondary school, the Whitburn Academy, bring in youngsters from the surrounding villages.
The Polkemmet Country Park covers 169 acres with the River Almond running through it. The Scottish Owl Centre is based there, and there’s a golf course, bowling green, picnic and barbeque area and trails to explore. Xcite Whitburn has got a 25m pool, gym, sauna, and fitness studios so there’s something for everyone there.