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Linlithgowshire Main Page

Historic County of Scotland

Now West Lothian

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Historical Linlithgowshire

  • Administrative centre Linlithgow
  • Chapman County Code - WLN
  • Gaelic Name Lodainn an Iar
  • Famous for:
  • Landmarks and Places of Interest
  • Linlithgow Palace
  • Blackness Castle
  • Area 165 sq. mi (427 sq. km)
  • Succeeded by West Lothian 1921. Abolished in 1975 by the Local Government (Scotland) Act 1973. A tidying up of Scotland's counties which reduced their number to 33 in 1890 had no effect on Linlithgowshire, It was, however, affected by a more minor reorganisation of local government which applied to this part of Scotland in 1921. The result was that Linlithgowshire formally changed its name to West Lothian.
  • County Flower - Sticky Catchfly

Linlithgowshire / West Lothian is a registration county of Scotland. It is bounded on the north by the Firth of Forth, on the east and south-east by the county of Edinburgh, on the south-west by Lanarkshire, and on the west by the county of Stirling.


  • Royal Burgh and county town Linlithgow
  • Royal burgh of Queensferry,
  • burgh-of-barony of Bathgate
  • burgh-of-regality of Borrowstounness,

Linlithgowshire Parishes

  • Abercorn
  • Bathgate
  • Borrowstounness
  • Carriden
  • Dalmeny
  • Ecclesmachan
  • Kirkliston
  • Linlithgow
  • Livingstone
  • Torphichen
  • Uphall
  • Whitburn

Towns and places of interest

  • Armadale
  • Bathgate
  • Blackburn
  • Broxburn
  • Linlithgow
  • Livingston
  • Whitburn
  • Beecraigs Country Park
  • Blackness Castle
  • Cairnpapple Hill
  • Linlithgow Palace, birthplace of Mary, Queen of Scots
  • Polkemmet Country Park
  • Torphichen Preceptory

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