Southdale is strategically located at the heart of the Central Belt, situated almost halfway between Edinburgh and Glasgow. The development has excellent transport links and over 60 per cent of Scotland’s population live within an hour’s drive.

Situated immediately south of the town of Armadale, the first phases of the Southdale development are located within the Armadale Core Development Area (CDA),  on land that has been the subject of historic mining activity. This is being brought into productive use through extensive remediation and when complete it is hoped that Southdale will occupy over 440 acres.

Given its location Southdale boasts excellent views over the West Lothian countryside.


Southdale is easily accessed from Junction 4 of the M8 and M9 via the A801 (main M8/M9 central link road), delivering excellent access to Central Scotland.

As Southdale progresses new roads will be constructed to link the development with the surrounding road network, shortening distances to the A801 and thereby the M8 and M9.

Armadale railway station is situated at the heart of Southdale. Located on the Airdrie-Bathgate line,  a direct rail service means commuting times into the centre of Edinburgh and Glasgow is now only 30 minutes and 45 minutes respectively.

Armadale’s expansion was a key actor in the re-opening of the railway station in 2011. The station is part of a transport hub, along with park and ride facilities and frequent bus services to surrounding communities.

A new pedestrian and cycle network has been constructed to serve the site and Southdale is located on National Route 75 of the National Cycle Network. This connects Leith, Edinburgh with Portavadie, near Tarbert in Argyll, a total distance of 114 miles.

Southdale is a highly connected community, offering excellent transport links to both Edinburgh and Glasgow as well as the Central Belt more generally.

Approximate Driving Times (by car)

Edinburgh: 25 miles – 40 mins; Glasgow: 26 miles – 32 mins;  Edinburgh Airport: 17 miles – 22 mins; Glasgow Airport: 35 miles – 41 mins; Glasgow Prestwick Airport: 58 miles – 1hr 8 mins; Grangemouth Container Port: 11 miles – 21 mins; Rosyth Port: 24 miles – 32 mins; Linlithgow: 8 miles – 17 minutes; Stirling: 23 miles – 30 minutes

Train Times

Edinburgh Waverley – 30 minutes Glasgow Queen Street – 45 minutes

  • Road: Instant access to the M8 and M9 via the A801 means connection into Scotland’s main arterial routes. This includes the M74 into the north of England via the M8, while the M9 links to Stirling and the A9 to the north.  There are also links to the A1 leading to the east and south.
  • Rail: Armadale railway station, located at the heart of Southdale, provides direct service into the centre of Glasgow and Edinburgh.
  • Cycle: Southdale is located on National Route 75 of the National Cycle Network, connecting Leith, Edinburgh with Portavadie, near Tarbert in Argyll.
  • Air: Edinburgh and Glasgow airports are within a 25 minute and 45 minute drive respectively. Prestwick airport is around 1 hour away.
  • Sea: The commercial ports of Grangemouth, Leith and Rosyth on the East Coast provide close overseas freight routes.

Situated in Central Scotland, with excellent accessibility and proximity to key markets, Southdale is an ideal business location. Land has been set aside for a variety of employment uses, with easy access to the A801, M8, M9 and Armadale railway station.

Given these advantages Southdale has already attracted a variety of commercial users, including:

See Commercial Opportunities for further information


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