Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Information and Updates

Updates on council services, latest news and information relating to Coronavirus (COVID-19).

Country Parks

From Monday 9 August 2021, West Lothian moved to Beyond Level 0.

It is important that before you travel you understand what restrictions may be in place for where you are travelling from and where you are travelling to.

Visitor Centres, Public Toilets, Hideaway Café, Polkemmet Café

All are open.  Visitors must continue to wear face coverings when entering public buildings (unless you have an exemption), must keep a 1metre social distance, avoiding crowded places.  Some services within the Country Parks continue to be provided at reduced levels and with mitigation in place.  Please adhere to all mitigation and current Scottish Government guidance

Beecraigs Caravan & Camping Site

Reduced capacity and on site mitigation measures including taking customers details for Test & Protect remain in place. By booking onto the site, customers are agreeing to adhere to the site standards, terms & conditions due to Covid19 and terms & conditions for use of Little Lodges.


A limited number of BBQ sessions for an agreed number of persons will be available to hire at Almondell & Calderwood and Beecraigs Country Parks. Revised session times are 10:00-13:30 and 13:45-17:15 ; evening BBQs are currently not available. Polkemmet BBQs will remain closed for now. Please contact the respective Visitor Centre to enquire on availability.

Room Hire

Room hire is available at Almondell Visitor Centre, in accordance with current guidance.

West Lothian Leisure Golf and Driving Range

For information on the West Lothian Leisure golf and driving range facilities, please check their website

Visiting West Lothian's Country Parks

Please be considerate to staff working at our sites who are trying to help keep you and themselves safe. Help us by carefully planning your trip in advance, check that your activities are permissible in the area you are visiting, follow on site advice, park responsibly and if some locations are busy when you arrive please consider visiting an alternative location, use alternative surfaced paths rather than overused muddy paths, and please take your litter home with you.

For further advice, checkout the Rangers Guide to responsible access.





An image relating to Beecraigs Country Park
Beecraigs Country Park is a great place to visit. It caters for a wide range of leisure and recreational activities within its 370 hectares (913 acres) and can be discovered nestled high in the Bathgate Hills near the historic town of Linlithgow. The Park is open throughout the year and admission is free.
Polkemmet Country Park is a popular 68 hectare (168 acre) visitor attraction near Whitburn. The Park offers beautiful woodland and riverside walks, play area, picnic areas with seating and a barbecue facility. West Lothian Leisure operate the golf course, driving range and Visitor Centre within the Park.
An image relating to Almondell & Calderwood Country Park
Almondell & Calderwood Country Park is tucked out of sight in the valley of the River Almond between Broxburn and East Calder, Almondell & Calderwood Country Park is probably the best kept secret in West Lothian!
Visitors to Almondell & Calderwood Country Park, Beecraigs Country Park and Polkemmet Country Park can experience the invaluable skills that the Ranger Service provides.

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