Marina Road, Bathgate
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Bathgate is a thriving town with a great history. Its origins date from around 900 years ago, when it was known as Batket, meaning either 'house in the wood' or 'boar wood'. The town has been home to the Stewart dynasty that ruled Scotland, a major coaching stop between Edinburgh and Glasgow in the 1700s, the site of a celebrated distillery in the 1800s and a key location in the development of the Industrial Revolution.
Today Bathgate is undergoing a renaissance. Its location is more advantageous than ever. From Kirkton Mews you can be on the M8 motorway in minutes, for easy travelling to Edinburgh, Livingston or Glasgow. The town has a distinctive identity, with good shops and schools. And it's become a tourist destination in its own right. Even the local museum has been commended by the Association of Scottish Visitor Attractions.