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About Murieston

Bankton Retail Centre with Livingston South Station in background

Murieston is a primarily residential district on the southern edge of Livingston, West Lothian, Scotland, defined as the 267 hectare area covered by Murieston Community Council.

The name Murieston derives from Muir (moor) of Houstoun. It is spelled in various ways: Murieston, Muirieston, Muiriston, Muirhouseton

In 2021 there were 5253 people living in 1928 houses but those numbers will have risen as the result of housing development at Wellhead Farm.

Government Representation

Murieston is in the UK Parliamentary Constituency of Livingston. The current MP is Hannah Bardell (SNP).

Murieston is in the Scottish Parliament Constituency of Almond Valley. The current constituency MSP for Almond Valley is Angela Constance (SNP). There are also 7 Lothian regional list MSPs: Jeremy Balfour (Cons.), Miles Briggs (Cons.), Sue Webber (Cons.), Sarah Boyack (Lab.), Foysol Choudhury (Lab.), Alison Johnstone (Green), and Lorna Slater (Green).

Murieston is part of the Livingston South Ward of West Lothian Council. Current Councillors for Livingston South Ward are Councillor Lawrence Fitzpatrick (Lab.), Councillor Peter Heggie (Cons.), Councillor Maria MacAulay (SNP), and Councillor Moira McKee Shemilt (SNP).

Murieston Community Council is a group of elected local residents who work as volunteers to represent the area, ascertaining the views of the community and expressing them to West Lothian Council and other public bodies.

Murieston Trail

Murieston Community Development Trust was established in 2023 as a charity to improve community facilities and activities, taking advantage of opportunities for community empowerment. We are responsible for this website.

The document Life is for Livingston: Our Story – Recollections of new town life, which the Heritage Lottery Fund funded in 2012 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the creation of Livingston, gives a glimpse of how Livingston started and has a few references to Murieston.