West Lothian

A village in West Lothian, Blackridge lies between Bathgate and Airdrie, 2 miles (3 km) west of Armadale. The village developed from the end of the 18th C. in association with a coaching inn on the Edinburgh-Glasgow road, along with mining and quarrying. Over 76 percent of its population occupies council housing, although the village is growing through private housing development. The railway came in 1842, with a station to the south of the village, but closed to passengers in 1956 and was lifted in the 1980s. A cycleway was established on the route but the line re-opened as the Airdrie-Bathgate Railway in 2010 with a new railway station constructed a half-mile (0.8 km) east of the village, and a new cycleway running alongside the railway.

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