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Heart of Scotland (Harthill) services


M8 between J4 and J5

Signposted from the road.



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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.


Forecourt: BP, M&S Simply Food, Wild Bean Café, Air1 AdBlue, Free Cash Machine

Parking Prices

First 2 hours free for all vehicles. Further information is not available, please update this if you know.

Contact Details

🏢 Address:
BP Connect

  • 📞 Telephone number: 01501 750820
  • 🗺 Grid reference: NS899647

Trivia and Design

The new bridge being lifted into place

See also: 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.

Despite its large footprint, it only has a forecourt sales building, leaving a lot of unused space which looks overgrown and unattended to.

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.

bp pulse electric vehicle charging points are currently being installed on both sides and are expected to go live during 2021.


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