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Ideally placed halfway between Glasgow (23 miles) and Edinburgh (22 miles) - and just a stone’s throw from the M8, the area is a perfect mix of easy commuting with peaceful rural living. In recent years, the town has had a new lease of life following a regeneration project at the site of a former colliery. This has given it a dynamic new business park with retail and leisure units as well as carefully planned green spaces, footpaths and cycleways.

The town has historic buildings at its heart including the Whitburn Burgh Halls and the Library. Your new house in Whitburn also enjoys an active arts scene, with local talent showcased at venues such as the Academy Theatre and the Band Hall, as well as the excellent Brass Band, with international acclaim.

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Living in Whitburn

A choice of schools

The town has five primary schools – four with nurseries – and they include Croftmalloch Primary School, Polkemmet Primary School and Whitdale Primary School. Specialist primary schools include Burnhouse for children with behavioural issues and St Joseph's Primary School for Catholic students. The secondary school, which serves Whitburn and the surrounding villages, is for ages 11-18 and has approximately 1000 pupils.

Easy commuting

Your new house is close 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, at just 16 miles away. Your new home is close to Bathgate (4 miles) and Livingston (6 miles), the nearest towns with good shopping and supermarkets. To make commuting easy, jump on the train at Armadale to get to Edinburgh and Glasgow, in half and hour and 45 minutes, respectively.

Polkemmet Country Park near by

A highlight is the nearby Polkemmet Country Park. Once the seat of the Baillie family, the 168-acre site has over six miles of walking trails with woodland walks, picnic areas and the River Almond running through its centre. There’s a café, an adventure playground and a golf course as well as the Scottish Owl Centre and a disused steam train from the Polkemmet Collier on permanent display. Check out the Polkemmet Horn, which is a landmark visible from the M8!.

New builds for sale in Whitburn

Persimmon Homes has a number of new 2-bed, 3-bed and 4-bed houses available in West Lothian, including East Calder and Livingston. To find out more about our available properties in your area, see our list of Persimmon developments below…