West Lothian

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West Lothian,

council area (1993 est. pop. 146,730), 164 sq mi (425 sq km), and former county, S central Scotland. Under the Local Government Act of 1973, West Lothian was divided between the Lothian and Central regions. In the local government reorganization of 1996, the Lothian and Central regions were dissolved and the council area of West Lothian was created in part from that portion of the county of West Lothian that had been assigned to the Lothian region. The county of West Lothian was formerly called Linlithgow or Linlithgowshire.

West Lothian

a council area and historical county of central Scotland, on the Firth of Forth: became part of Lothian region in 1975: reinstated as an independent authority (with revised boundaries) in 1996: agriculture, oil-refining. Administrative centre: Livingston. Pop.: 161 020 (2003 est.). Area: 425 sq. km (164 sq. miles)
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DSR became a landed gentleman in 1849 and 1851 when he purchased a farming estate at Whitehill in Linlithgowshire and in 1855 when he acquired an estate at Lawhead of Tarbrax and Easterhouses in Lanarkshire.
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