West Lothian

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West Lothian
Lodainn an Iar
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Administrative headquarters Livingston
surface 427 km² (20.)
Population (2012) 175,990 (9.)
ISO 3166-2 GB-WLN
ONS code 00RH
Website www.westlothian.gov.uk
West Lothian (traditional)
West Lothian

West Lothian [ ˌwɛstˈləʊðjən ] or Linlithgowshire ( Scottish Gaelic Lodainn an Iar ) is one of 32  Council Areas in Scotland . It lies south of the Firth of Forth and borders Edinburgh , Falkirk and Midlothian .

West Lothian is also a traditional county . As such, it is bordered by Stirlingshire , Lanarkshire and Midlothian .


Most of the area is a fertile hill country; the south-western part is flat, with extensive stretches of moors and heathland. West Lothian is rich in iron, coal and building stones.

Community Councils

At the local level there are potentially 41 Community Councils, each with a dedicated area. As of mid-2017, seven of these are inactive; they are marked with an * in the following list:




The West Lothian Council has 32 seats, which are distributed among the parties as follows:

Political party Seats
Scottish Labor 14th
Scottish National Party 13
Action to Save St John's Hospital 3
Scottish Conservatives 1
Independently 1

See also

Individual evidence

  1. Mid-2012 Population ( Memento from November 29, 2014 in the Internet Archive ) (PDF; 1.2 MB)
  2. Information on the Community Councils on the West Lothian Council website, accessed on July 13, 2017. (English)
  3. List of areas in West Lothian with no community council representation on the West Lothian Council website, accessed on July 13, 2017. PDF file, 5.8kb (English)
  4. ^ West Lothian Council: Politics and politicians - council and councillors (accessed April 14, 2008)

Web links

Commons : West Lothian  - collection of images, videos and audio files