West Lothian

A small settlement in West Lothian, Westfield lies 3 miles (5 km) northwest of Bathgate at the junction of the Logie Water with the River Avon. It developed in association with a papermill established in the early 19th century and a railway branch line opened in 1855. Although the railway closed in 1967, the former Westfield Viaduct still crosses the Avon close by. Westfield Paper Mill closed in 2002 and has been demolished. The village benefits from a primary school and a shop. Local employment is provided by a Norwegian-owned fish-food manufacturing plant, which opened here in 1970. There are plans to build new houses which could quadruple the population of the village. To the south is the 14th-century Bridge Castle.

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