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Whitburn and Blackburn Ward

This is the fifth largest ward with a population of 19,229. It includes the communities of Blackburn, Greenrigg, Seafield and Whitburn and East Whitburn.

The largest settlement in the ward is Whitburn which combined with East Whitburn has 11,730 residents. It has close links to the M8 motorway. Blackburn has a population of 5,250. The first Local Nature Reserve (LNR) in West Lothian is located on over 400 acres of public land between Blackburn and Seafield (population 1,360). Both Seafield and Greenrigg (1,164) have recently experienced recent increases in their populations.


The Community Regeneration Officer for Whitburn and Blackburn Ward is Scott McKillop. Scott can be contacted at 

Local Area Committee

A Local Area Committee has been established in Whitburn and Blackburn Ward. This Committee is a forum through which local issues are discussed and it encourages discussion between local members, local officers and the wider community, playing a key role in Locality Planning.

Monday 3rd December 2018 


Monday 4th February 201910am
Monday 3rd June 201910am

Regeneration Plans

In Whitburn, the regeneration plan will build on the ongoing Placemaking in Whitburn initiative, whereas the plan in Blackburn will seek to build on the well-established partnership working there through the Community Action Blackburn project. To view the plans and recent updates please click on the links below:

Blackburn Regeneration Area

Whitburn Regeneration Area