Open a form to report problems or contribute information

1 Introduction 2 Message details 3 Upload file 4 Submitted
Page 1 of 4

Help and advice for Whitburn

If you have found a problem on this page then please report it on the following form. We will then do our best to fix it. If you are wanting advice then the best place to ask is on the area's specific email lists. All the information that we have is in the web pages, so please do not ask us to supply something that is not there. We are not able to offer a research service.

If you wish to report a problem, or contribute information, then do use the following form to tell us about it. We have a number of people each maintaining different sections of the web site, so it is important to submit information via a link on the relevant page otherwise it is likely to go to the wrong person and may not be acted upon.


Primary tabs

"A village and a parish of SW Linlithgowshire. The village stands, 620 feet above sea-level, near the northern verge of the parish, 3 ¾ miles SSW of Bathgate, 9 furlongs W by S of Whitburn station on the Morningside section of the North British, and 3 1/8 miles N by W of Breich station on the Caledonian, this being 21 3/8 miles WSW of Edinburgh and 27 7/8 E by S of Glasgow. A police burgh since 1862, it presents a well-built regular appearance, and has a post office, with money order, savings bank, and telegraph departments, a branch of the Commercial Bank, a gaswork, a reading-room, a public coffee house and reading-room (the gift of Lady Baillie), a public hall, a cemetery, and bowling and curling clubs."

Extract from Groomes Ordnance Gazetteer of Scotland c.1895.



Presbyterian / Unitarian
Manse Road, Whitburn, Church of Scotland

You can also perform a more selective search for churches in the Whitburn area or see them printed on a map.


Description and Travel

You can see pictures of Whitburn which are provided by:



Ask for a calculation of the distance from Whitburn to another place.

Click here for a list of nearby places.



  • Below is a list of the population of Whitburn over various years.

    1801 1537
    1831 2075
    1861 5511
    1871 6911
    1881 6326
    1891 5782