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COVID-19 - Information and Updates

Updated 20th November 2020

From 1800 on Friday 20th November, West Lothian will enter Level 4 of Scotland's Coronavirus alert levels. This means: 

  • See below for the new guidance
  • In addition, travel restrictions which were previously guidance will become law - this means it will not be possible to enter the area except for an essential purpose 

Venue Type



Visitor Attractions

All indoor visitor attractions such as museums, galleries, heritage attractions, indoor areas of zoos and aquariums will close

Outdoor areas can remain open - see specific attraction details below


Restaurants, cafes, pubs and bars




Only essential retail will be able to remain open

Click and collect, on-line services and outdoor retail (such as garden centres) can remain open



Closed to tourists - open for essential customers only


Source: https://www.gov.scot/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-protection-levels/pages/protection-level-4/

Further details for West Lothian residents is available from West Lothian Council

As we receive more details of businesses remaining open, we will update this section.



More information

The Centre

Essential shops will remain open throughout the Level 4 restriction period

The Centre website

Scottish Owl Centre

Outdoor areas open during weekends only


Five Sisters Zoo

The Zoo will be open on Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd November from 10am – 4pm for West Lothian Residents only


Beecraigs Country Park


Beecraigs' Visitor Centre (including toilets), Balvormie public toilets and play area, Sutherland Building, Animal Attraction Viewing Shed, Beecraigs Caravan & Camping Site are closed. 

The Hideaway Cafe at Beecraigs is also closed. 

The carpark and park itself remain open


Polkemmet Country Park

See separate details for Scottish Owl Centre


Almondell & Calderwood Country Park

Park open but the Visitor Centre, public toiletsBBQ area and the North car park are closed







More information

Almond Valley

Closed between Friday 20th November, planning to reopen again on Saturday 12th December





The Bo'ness and Kinneil Railway 

Closed until at least the end of 2020, with all special events being cancelled.

You can support their fundraising appeal by clicking here

Jupiter Artland

Scheduled closure for Winter


Howden Park Centre



Linlithgow Museum



HES - Linlithgow Palace

Closed during the period of Level 4 restrictions

Announcement Details

HES - Torphichen Preceptory

Closed during the period of Level 4 restrictions

Announcement Details

HES - Cairnpapple Hill

Closed during the period of Level 4 restrictions

Announcement Details

HES - Blackness Castle

Open - please note this attraction is within the Falkirk Council area so for now should not be visited from West Lothian












Business Information

Businesses in West Lothian can keep up to date through frequent communications from Visit West Lothian by subscribing to updates by contacting info@visitwestlothian.co.uk.

If your business would like to update their listing on this page, contact us here.



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