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Historic Sites and Buildings

Experience West Lothian's rich heritage by visiting some of its historic sites.

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For information about these and many more historic buildings and sites, visit the Local History Library in the Dalyell Suite at the new Linlithgow Partnership Centre. There you will find thousands of books, photos and maps about sites of interest, their archaeology, architecture, history and associations.



The archaeology of West Lothian is rich and varied. It ranges from prehistoric sites to 20th century industrial sites.

For information on archaeological sites, contact the West of Scotland Archaeology Service (opens new window) :

Tel. 0141 287 8330


For information on all historic buildings and sites in West Lothian, search the Canmore (opens new window)  website, part of the Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historic Monuments of Scotland (RCAHMS).

Cemeteries and churchyards

If you have an enquiry relating to burials after 1855, you should contact the Council's Cemeteries Service.