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Addiewell Prison - How to get there

The prison site on the eastern boundaries of the village of Addiewell in West Lothian. The village is between the towns of West Calder and Whitburn, with the M8 motorway to the north and the A71 Kilmarnock to Edinburgh road to the south. Livingston is some four miles to the east, while HMP Shotts is eight miles to the west.


By Road:

From M8: leave the motorway at Junction 4 (signposted Bathgate/Falkirk/Whitburn). At the roundabout below take the exit for the road heading to Blackburn/Whitburn. Turn left at the traffic lights and head towards Blackburn. About a half a mile later and at the next set of traffic lights, turn right onto the B792. The turn off for Addiewell is two miles up that road. Turn right onto Livingstone Street, then left into Station Road. The prison entrance is about 200 yards along that road.

From A71: In West Calder Main Street, turn left (right when travelling from Edinburgh direction) down Cleuch Brae into the B792 road for Blackburn. The Livingstone Street turn off for Addiewell village (as above) is two miles along that road.


By Bus:

The village is served by a number of bus routes and there is a bus stop within walking distance of the prison. Bus timetables are available at the visits waiting area.


By Train:

Addiewell railway station is a very short walk from the prison, on the same line as Shotts, serviced by the Glasgow Central to Edinburgh train. The train runs through Cambuslang, Uddingston, Bellshill (connections to Motherwell and Lanark), Carfin, Cleland, Hartwood and Shotts in Lanarkshire, before going through the West Lothian towns of West Calder and Livingston then onto the capital.

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