Theme Week Scotland – Livingston

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The north-west of Livingston © Kim Traynor/cc-by-sa-3.0

The north-west of Livingston © Kim Traynor/cc-by-sa-3.0

Livingston (Scottish Gaelic: Baile Dhùn Lèibhe) is the largest town in West Lothian. It is the fourth post-War new town to be built in Scotland, designated in 1962. It is about 15 miles (25 km) west of Edinburgh and 30 miles (50 km) east of Glasgow, and is bordered by the towns of Broxburn to the northeast and Bathgate to the northwest.

Livingston is the second biggest settlement in the Lothians after Edinburgh. Until 1963 the area surrounding the ancient village of Livingston was open farm land and the ancient village is now called Livingston Village.

Almondvale Boulevard © Michael Westwater/cc-by-sa-3.0 West Lothian College © Michael Westwater/cc-by-sa-3.0 Livingston Designer Outlet © McArthurGlen Group © shopthecentre.co.uk The north-west of Livingston © Kim Traynor/cc-by-sa-3.0
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The north-west of Livingston © Kim Traynor/cc-by-sa-3.0
Livingston’s town centre contains a large number of offices. Private sector offices are also concentrated at the eastern and western edges of the centre and along the Almondvale Boulevard. Other facilities in the centre include hotels, a swimming pool and local authority gym, restaurants, pubs and Club Earth. Almondvale Football Stadium and West Lothian College are located at the north western edge of the town centre.

Livingston town centre sits on the southern edge of the Almond Valley. It is bounded by a ring road and has been purposely planned, distinguishing it from West Lothian’s other town centres. Howden Park is located immediately north of the town centre. Livingston is the sub-regional centre serving West Lothian. It features one of the largest indoor shopping and leisure complexes in Scotland, The Centre (formerly Almondvale Shopping Centre) and the Livingston Designer Outlet (formerly McArthurGlen Designer Outlet Centre). Neighbourhood Shopping Centres are located at strategic points around the town. The first of these to be built was The Mall at Craigshill. This was followed by the Carmondean Centre in Deans and groupings of shops in Ladywell and Murieston.

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