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Encyclopedia > West Lothian
West Lothian Council
Lodainn an Iar
Coat of arms
Logo Coat of arms
Location
Geography
Area Ranked 20th
 - Total 427 km²
 - % Water  ?
Admin HQ Livingston
ISO 3166-2 GB-WLN
ONS code 00RH
Demographics
Population Ranked 10th
 - Total (2005) 163,780
 - Density 384 / km²
Scottish Gaelic
 - Total () {{{Scottish council Gaelic Speakers}}}
Politics
West Lothian Council
http://www.westlothian.gov.uk/
Control Scottish National Party/Action to Save St John's Hospital/Conservative
MPs
MSPs
Scotland
County of West Lothian
Geography
Area
- Total
Ranked 32nd
76,806 acres
County town Livingston
Chapman code WLN

West Lothian (Lodainn an Iar in Gaelic) is one of the 32 unitary council areas in Scotland, and a Lieutenancy area. It borders onto City of Edinburgh, Scottish Borders, South Lanarkshire, North Lanarkshire and Falkirk. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 480 × 599 pixelsFull resolution (2733 × 3411 pixel, file size: 208 KB, MIME type: image/png) Date 2006-04-09 Author User:Barryob Permission see below File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other... Map of Scotland Although Scotland is a relatively small country, with a land area of 78 772 km², its geography is highly varied, from the rural lowlands, to the barren highlands, and from large cities to uninhabited islands. ... This is a list of council areas of Scotland ordered by area. ... To help compare different orders of magnitude and geographical regions, we list here areas between 100 km² and 1000 km². See also areas of other orders of magnitude. ... Square kilometre (U.S. spelling: square kilometer), symbol km², is a decimal multiple of SI unit of surface area square metre, one of the SI derived units. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... The ISO 3166-2 codes for the United Kingdom correspond to the nations administrative divisions. ... The Office for National Statistics coding system is a hierarchical code used in the United Kingdom for tabulating census and other statistical data. ... This is a list of the council areas of Scotland ordered by population. ... Population density by country, 2006 Population density is a measurement of population per unit area or unit volume. ... The Scottish National Party (SNP) (Scottish Gaelic: is a centre-left political party which campaigns for Scottish independence. ... The party logo since September 2006. ... This is a list of Members of Parliament at the House of Commons in Westminster representing constituencies in Scotland, arranged by party. ... Michael Connarty (born 3 September 1947) is a British politician. ... Jim Devine (born circa 1953) is a Scottish union official and politician. ... The Scottish Parliament is composed of 129 members called Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs) or, in Gaelic, Buill Pàrlamaid na h-Alba (BPnA). ... Angela Constance (born July 15, 1970) is a Scottish National Party politician and Member of the Scottish Parliament for Livingston since 2007. ... Mary Mulligan (born 12 February 1960, Liverpool) is a Labour politician, and Member of the Scottish Parliament for Linlithgow constituency since 1999. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Scotland. ... Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Area is the measure of how much exposed area any two dimensional object has. ... This is a list of traditional counties of Scotland ordered by area. ... A county town is the capital of a county in the United Kingdom or Republic of Ireland. ... , Livingston is the fourth post-war new town to be built in Scotland, designated in 1962. ... Chapman codes are largely a superset of the ISO 3166-2:GB and BS 6879 codes identifying administrative divisions in the United Kingdom, Ireland and their surrounding islands, but covering historical divisions. ... Scottish Gaelic (Gàidhlig) is a member of the Goidelic branch of Celtic languages. ... A unitary authority is a type of local authority, which has a single tier and is responsible for all local government functions within its area. ... The 32 council areas of Scotland form the local government areas of Scotland, all of them unitary authorities. ... This article is about the country. ... The Lieutenancy areas of Scotland are the areas used for the ceremonial lords-lieutenant, the monarchs representatives, in Scotland. ... City of Edinburgh (Mòr-bhaile Dhùn Èideann in Gaelic) is one of 32 unitary council regions in Scotland. ... Scottish Borders (often referred to locally as The Borders or The Borderland) is one of 35 local government unitary council areas of Scotland. ... South Lanarkshire (Siorrachd Lannraig a Deas in Gaelic) is one of 32 unitary council regions in Scotland, covering the southern part of the traditional county of Lanarkshire. ... Location Geography Area Ranked 19th  - Total 470 km²  - % Water  ? Admin HQ Motherwell ISO 3166-2 GB-NLK ONS code 00QZ Demographics Population Ranked 4th  - Total (2005) 323,420  - Density 688 / km² Scottish Gaelic  - Total () {{{Scottish council Gaelic Speakers}}} Politics North Lanarkshire Council http://www. ... Falkirk (an Eaglais Bhreac in Gaelic) is one of the 32 unitary authority council areas in Scotland. ...


The council area was created in 1996, under the Local Government etc. (Scotland) Act 1994, with the boundaries of the West Lothian district of the Lothian region. The Local Government Act etc. ... The local government regions and districts of Scotland were established under the Local Government (Scotland) Act 1973 as a two-tier system of local government in Scotland. ... Lothian (Lowden in Scots, Lodainn in Gaelic) forms a traditional region of Scotland, lying between the southern shore of the Firth of Forth and the Lammermuir Hills. ... The local government regions and districts of Scotland were established under the Local Government (Scotland) Act 1973 as a two-tier system of local government in Scotland. ...

Contents

Towns and villages

Abercorn is a village and parish in Linlithgowshire, Scotland. ... Addiewell is a village in the Scottish council area of West Lothian. ... Ainville is a village in the Scottish council area of West Lothian. ... Blackburn is a small town in West Lothian, Scotland with a population of approximately 5500. ... Blackridge is a small town located in the western part of West Lothian, Scotland. ... Breich is a small village lying in the western part of West Lothian in Scotland. ... Dechmont is a small village located near Uphall, West Lothian in Scotland. ... East Calder is a small town located in West Lothian, Scotland. ... The tone or style of this article or section may not be appropriate for Wikipedia. ... Harthill is a town split between West Lothian and North Lanarkshire in Central Scotland. ... Kirknewton is the name of two villages in the United Kingdom: Kirknewton, Northumberland Kirknewton, West Lothian Category: ... View of Mid Calder, West Lothian. ... Polbeth is a small village located in West Lothian, Scotland. ... Pumpherston is a small dormitory village outside of Edinburgh, Scotland. ... Seafield is a small village in West Lothian, Scotland. ... Stoneyburn is a village in West Lothian, Scotland. ... Torphichen is a small village located near Bathgate, West Lothian. ... Uphall in West Lothian is a rapidly growing village in a conurbation with Broxburn to the east, Dechmont to the west and Uphall Station to the south west. ... Uphall Station is a small village located in the geographical county of West Lothian, Scotland. ... West Calder is a village in West Lothian, Scotland. ... // Location Winchburgh is a small village situated within the geographical county of West Lothian, Scotland. ...

Principal Towns/Cities

Bathgate
Broxburn
Livingston
Linlithgow This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Broxburn is the name of more than one place in the United Kingdom: Broxburn, East Lothian, Scotland Broxburn, West Lothian, Scotland This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... , Livingston is the fourth post-war new town to be built in Scotland, designated in 1962. ... Linlithgow town in the background, the Loch in the mid-ground with the Palace in the foreground Linlithgow (Scottish Gaelic: Gleann Iucha, Scots Lithgae) is a town and Royal Burgh in Scotland. ...


Former status

County

The county of West Lothian was called Linlithgowshire or the County of Linlithgow until 1921.


As abolished in 1975 by the Local Government (Scotland) Act 1973, the county contained six burghs. Two are outside the West Lothian unitary council area: The Local Government (Scotland) Act 1973 (1973 c. ... A sign in Linlithgow, Scotland. ...

Burgh Unitary council area
Armadale West Lothian
Bathgate
Linlithgow
Whitburn
Bo'ness Falkirk
South Queensferry City of Edinburgh

On abolition in 1975 the county, with the exception of the Bo'ness area, was included in the Lothian Region. Bo'ness became part of the Central Region. Lothian Region was divided into four districts, one of which was named West Lothian and approximated to the former county. Armadale is a town within the district of West Lothian in central Scotland. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Linlithgow town in the background, the Loch in the mid-ground with the Palace in the foreground Linlithgow (Scottish Gaelic: Gleann Iucha, Scots Lithgae) is a town and Royal Burgh in Scotland. ... Whitburn is a town in West Lothian, Scotland. ... Boness, properly Borrowstounness, is a town in the Falkirk council area of Scotland, lying on a hillside on the south bank of the Firth of Forth. ... Falkirk (an Eaglais Bhreac in Gaelic) is one of the 32 unitary authority council areas in Scotland. ... South Queensferry seen from the Forth Road Bridge. ... City of Edinburgh (Mòr-bhaile Dhùn Èideann in Gaelic) is one of 32 unitary council regions in Scotland. ... Year 1975 (MCMLXXV) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Lothians redirects here, you may be looking for Lothians (Scottish Parliament electoral region) Lothian (Lowden in Scots, Lodainn in Gaelic) forms a traditional region of Scotland, lying between the southern shore of the Firth of Forth and the Lammermuir Hills. ... Central Region can refer to: Central Region, Malawi Central Region, Ghana Central Region, Singapore Central Region, Scotland, a former administrative region Central region, Eritrea Centrale Region, in Togo This is a disambiguation page—a list of articles associated with the same title. ...


District

West Lothian District was created in 1975, comprising the county of West Lothian; less the burghs of Bo'ness and South Queensferry and the Kirkliston and Winchburgh areas; it also included the East Calder and West Calder districts of the former county of Midlothian. The council's headquarters were originally in Bathgate, later moving to the new town of Livingston. The unitary authority created in 1996 used the same boundaries. This article or section is in need of attention from an expert on the subject. ... A sign in Linlithgow, Scotland. ... Boness, properly Borrowstounness, is a town in the Falkirk council area of Scotland, lying on a hillside on the south bank of the Firth of Forth. ... South Queensferry seen from the Forth Road Bridge. ... Kirkliston is a small village in the unitary authority area of Edinburgh, Scotland. ... // Location Winchburgh is a small village situated within the geographical county of West Lothian, Scotland. ... Midlothian (Meadhan Lodainn in Gaelic) is one of the 32 council areas of Scotland, and a lieutenancy area. ... Below is a list of some of the new towns in the United Kingdom created under the various New Town Acts of the 20th century. ... Year 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar). ...


Places of interest

Blackness Castle was a minor garrison on the Firth of Forth, but John Selzer considered it important enough to add the massive spur protecting the gate and shortened the Stern tower as a base for 3 heavy guns. ... The south face of Linlithgow Palace Linlithgow Palace from the east North and west faces of Linlithgow Palace The ruins of Linlithgow Palace are situated in the town of Linlithgow, West Lothian, Scotland, 15 miles west of Edinburgh. ... Mary I of Scotland; known as Mary, Queen of Scots Mary I of Scotland (Mary Stuart or Stewart) (December 8, 1542 – February 8, 1587), better known as Mary, Queen of Scots, was the ruler of Scotland from December 14, 1542 – July 24, 1567. ... Cairnpapple Hill has a dominating position in central lowland Scotland with views from coast to coast. ... A country park is an area designated for people to visit and enjoy recreation in a countryside environment. ...

Mentions in popular culture

The West Lothian question is so named as it was raised by Tam Dalyell, then member of Parliament for the former West Lothian constituency, in his 1977 book Devolution: The End of Britain ?. The West Lothian question was a question posed on 14 November 1977 by Tam Dalyell, Labour Member of Parliament (MP) for the Scottish constituency of West Lothian, during a British House of Commons debate over Scottish and Welsh devolution (see Scotland Act 1978 and Wales Act 1978): For how long... Sir Thomas Dalyell of the Binns, 11th Baronet (born 9 August 1932), more commonly known as Tam Dalyell (pronounced ), is a Scottish politician and was a Labour member of the House of Commons from 1962 to 2005. ... Type Lower House Speaker of the House of Commons Leader of the House of Commons Michael Martin, (Non-affiliated) since October 23, 2000 Harriet Harman, QC, (Labour) since June 28, 2007 Shadow Leader of the House of Commons Theresa May, PC, (Conservative) since December 6, 2005 Members 646 Political groups... A constituency is any cohesive corporate unit or body bound by shared structures, goals or loyalty. ... Also: 1977 (album) by Ash. ... Look up Devolution in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...


Council political composition

Party Councillors
Labour 14
Scottish National Party 13
Action to Save St John's Hospital 3
Conservative 1
Independent 1

This article is about the Scottish Labour Party founded in 1976. ... The Scottish National Party (SNP) (Scottish Gaelic: is a centre-left political party which campaigns for Scottish independence. ... The party logo since September 2006. ...

External links

Coordinates: 55°55′N, 3°30′W Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...


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West Lothian - encyclopedia article about West Lothian. (1677 words)
West Lothian or Linlithgowshire (Lodainn an Iar in Gaelic) is one of 32 unitary council regions in Scotland Scotland (Alba in Scots Gaelic) is a nation in northwest Europe and a constituent country of the United Kingdom.
It borders Perthshire to the north, Clackmannanshire and West Lothian to the east, Lanarkshire to the south, and Dunbartonshire to the south-west.
It is bounded to the north by Stirlingshire and a detached portion of Dumbartonshire, to the northeast by Stirlingshire, Linlithgowshire and Edinburghshire, to the east by Peeblesshire, to the southeast and south by Dumfriesshire, to the southwest by Dumfriesshire and Ayrshire and to the west by Ayrshire, Renfrewshire and Dunbartonshire.
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