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Heart of Scotland services

Heart of Scotland
BP
Facilities | Rating | ReviewsHeart of Scotland services
Road:M8 between J4 and J5

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Address:BP Connect
Harthill
Shotts
Lanarkshire
ML7 5TT
Telephone number:01501 750820
Signposted from the road?As BP/Wild Bean Cafe/M&S
Opened:1971
rebuilt 1987
rebuilt 2006
Previous operators:Blue Star & Trust Houses / Alan Pond Group, Roadchef
Previous names:Harthill
Grid reference:NS899647
Services type:Two sites located between junctions, connected by a pedestrian footbridge.

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The only services between Glasgow and Edinburgh, Heart of Scotland is now just a large BP garage.

Facilities

Forecourt: BP, M&S Simply Food, Wild Bean Café, AdBlue Containers

Parking Prices

First two hours free for all vehicles. Further information is not available, please update this if you know.

Trivia

The new bridge being lifted into place

Full details: History:Heart of Scotland

Heart of Scotland is the only services between Glasgow and Edinburgh, and for this reason it doubles-up as a long-distance bus interchange.

The services are one of only two in Scotland which are not marked as a recommended truckstop.

A new, modern, glass footbridge was lifted into place in 2008 helps form a park and ride site at the services, with ramps and access from the local road network.

Survey Results

Use with care. Outdated surveys have been included for interest only.

In 2006, Holiday Which? rated the services at 3/5. It is not known whether this was the old building or the new one.

In 1991, a Which? survey rated the services as "average".

In 1977, Egon Ronay described the services as "appalling", describing it as "rather desolate and vandalised", the toilets as "unsatisfactory" and the waitress service as "the loosest meaning of the term".

Alternatives

Previous:Next:
none on M8
Kinross (M90, 37 miles)
Musselburgh (A1, 31 miles)
Services on the M8 none on M8
Hamilton (M74 northbound, 15 miles)
Happendon (M74, 32 miles)

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