Just as it seemed like things were starting to ease and attractions were starting to open back up, West Lothian has been moved from Level 3 to Level 4 as of 20th November 2020. This is in the hope that infection rates drop enough for over the Christmas period.

It isn’t a full lockdown like it was back in March but I know businesses will continue to struggle. We can all get through this together.

Please don’t travel unless you have to and remember to wear your face masks/socially distance yourselves from other households

So what does this mean for West Lothian?


Unfortunately, it means all indoor visitor attractions must close. Outdoor visitor attractions, like parks and the outdoor areas of zoos, may remain open.  You should only visit in line with local travel restrictions, so please do check. Visitor attraction’s retail and hospitality facilities will also be closed.

Public and customer toilets can be open as long as it is safe to do so. Remember your face coverings too.


It seems like restaurants are just opening back up but Level 4 means restaurants, cafes, pubs and bars will be closed in West Lothian. Although you can still enjoy a sneaky takeaway (provided food and drink is sold for consumption off-premises). NOTE: Face coverings and physical distancing rules must be followed.


All holiday accommodation will be closed to tourism from 20th November for 3 weeks.  Hotels, B&Bs and self-catering can remain open for essential customers only.

Further Details

As COVID guidelines change weekly, then make sure you are taking a look at the Scottish Government website for what Level 4 means for West Lothian.

Please stay safe and look after your family x