Beecraigs Wood

A plantation forest in the Bathgate Hills of West Lothian, Beecraigs Wood is located 2 miles (3 km) south of Linlithgow. 19th C. maps show deciduous shelter belts and a sizeable woodland at Hay Hill, which was planted to supply pit-props to the oil-shale mines of the area. The coniferous forest was greatly enlarged from 1922, with a total of 240 ha (593 acres) planted until 1973. The wood now forms a substantial part of Beecraigs Country Park.

Use the tabs on the right of this page to see other parts of this entry arrow

If you have found this information useful please consider making
a donation to help maintain and improve this resource. More info...

By using our site you agree to accept cookies, which help us serve you better