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House Removals Livingston
The largest town in West Lothian, Livingston was built as part of the New Towns Act of 1946, in part, to ease the overcrowding in Glasgow. It was one of five towns built and the first residents moved in April 1966. Therefore, many of the properties are postwar.
With a local Britannia office located just 30 minutes away from Livingston, in Edinburgh, moving to the town couldn’t be easier. We have expert teams to help handle your move, as well as a variety of storage solutions if needed.
Moving to Livingston
Livingston has an average property price of £159,122, which is more expensive than nearby Dedridge, Eliburn and Howden. Livingston has a bit of everything. There are detached luxury homes boasting 6 bedrooms, and beautiful 4 or 5 bed family homes for little over £300,000. At the other end of the scale, a 1-bedroom bungalow that needs some work can be picked up for offers over £68,000 and an end of terrace 2-bed for £75,000.
Schools in Livingston
Parents in Livingston tend to pick a secondary school and work backwards when their children enter school age. There are four high schools in Livingston, with some more desirable than others. Ranked good by Ofsted and the most popular is St Margaret’s Academy. However, unless your child went to a Roman Catholic primary school, or is Catholic, chances of getting in are slim to none. Most parents also hold Deans Community High School relatively highly. James Young High School and Inveralmond Community High School are not high regarded.
Many parents tend to have their children attend schools in neighbouring towns, such as Linlithgow.
The nearest private school to Livingston is Clifton Hall, a 15-minute drive from Livingston. The school offers education to boys and girls from nursery age to 18.
Transport Links Livingston
Livingston is served by two railway stations, Livingston North and Livingston South. From the north station, there are eight trains departing the station each hour. Four services run to Edinburgh Park, taking 11 minutes, and four to Glasgow Queen Street (46 minutes) and on to Helensburgh Central or Milngavie.
From Livingston South, there is one service per hour from Glasgow Central to Edinburgh Waverley – stopping at Livingston South. There is also a semi fast service that runs on the same route. There is limited Sunday service at this station on Sundays, with only six trains each way per day.
A drive along the M8 will get commuters to Edinburgh in 30 minutes in perfect traffic, it is not advised during peak hours.
Removal services in Livingston
Britannia Movers of Edinburgh is a family-owned local company, which specialises in moving customers from Livingston and throughout the local area including Edinburgh, Haddington, Galashiels, Jedburgh, West Lothian, Midlothian, East Lothian, Kirkcaldy, Stirlingshire, Dunbar, South Fife, North Berwick, Glenrothes, Linlithgow, the Scottish borders, Bathgate and Livingston.
Storage Services in Livingston
Our modern warehouse facility in Edinburgh offers a range of storage options to our clients in Livingston and around, from self-storage pods to commercial archiving. We can also provide interim storage for the contents of your home here in Edinburgh or at an affiliated Britannia storage facility close to your destination as part of your relocation package.
Whether you are moving your company or your home, Britannia Movers of Edinburgh is proud to offer a professional service at competitive rates. Contact us today for more information and to discuss your individual needs.