Heart of Scotland services
|Heart of Scotland|
|Facilities | Rating | Reviews|
|Road:||M8 between J4 and J5|
MAP AND DIRECTIONS
|Telephone number:||01501 750820|
|Signposted from the road?||As BP/Wild Bean Cafe/M&S|
|Previous operators:||Blue Star & Trust Houses / Alan Pond Group, Roadchef|
|Services type:||Two sites located between junctions, connected by a pedestrian footbridge.|
The only services between Glasgow and Edinburgh, Heart of Scotland is now just a large BP garage.
First two hours free for all vehicles. Further information is not available, pleaseif you know.
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.
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 Outdated surveys have been included for interest only.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 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".
|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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