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Whitburn is a quaint town located in West Lothian. Home to some 12,000 people, it has retained its historical feel and is an intriguing destination to visit. Standing proudly along the Almond River, Whitburn of Scotland offers numerous sights and activities to visitors who are spending some time in the town.
The name ‘Blachebrine’ was first recorded in 1152. It was at this early point in history that this little town started to make an important contribution to the Industrialization of central Scotland. The name ‘Blachebrine’ is Old English and it has since been modernized to ‘Blackburn’. When one looks at the etymology of the name, you’ll see that the word ‘Blcec’ means ‘black burn’ or ‘burnt ...