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Forthview services

Location:

M90/A90 at J1A
(also accessible to traffic on the A904)

Signposted from the road? From A90 north only

Postcode:

EH30 9YJ

(Google Maps link)

Access/Layout:

Series of sites arranged around a junction.


The opening of the Queensferry Crossing in 2017 brought about major changes to the road network in this area. One of the beneficiaries was South Queensferry services, which became the main service area for the A90 northbound. It's not signed from M90 J1A, even though it is just as easily accessible, probably because it's not big enough to serve a motorway.

Traffic which doesn't want to visit this service area is directed to "alternative services", further down the A904 at Ferrymuir.

Facilities

Catering: Brewers Fayre (Queens Crossing), McDonald's Drive Thru Main Amenities: Children's Play Area Hotel: Premier Inn Forecourt: BP, Wild Bean Café, M&S Simply Food, Air1 AdBlue, Car Wash, Free Cash Machine

Parking Prices

Short stay customer parking is provided for cars.

Parking within the McDonald's car park is limited to 90 minutes maximum stay and is strictly enforced by UK Parking Control Ltd.

Parking within the Brewers Fayre and Premier Inn shared car park is free for customers and guests. You must provide your vehicle registration number to the bar or reception to gain free parking during your stay.

Chargeable parking is also available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week in the Brewers Fayre and Premier Inn shared car park and is charged at £1 for up to 3 hours and £5 for up to 24 hours.

These fees can be paid via the Horizon Spaces app using location code 7833. These fees are strictly enforced by Horizon Parking.

This information is provided to us by third parties. You should always check with staff on site.

Contact Details

🏢 Address:
Forthview Service Station
10 Builyeon Road
South Queensferry
West Lothian
EH30 9YJ


Trivia and History

McDonald's restaurant.
The McDonald's restaurant, positioned at the site entrance on Builyeon Road.

Forthview was one of many service areas accessed from Echline Junction, positioned above the A90, immediately south of the Forth Road Bridge. This one was positioned on the west side of the junction.

Planning permission was granted in 1992. It had a Texaco forecourt, which was joined by a McDonald's Drive Thru, Travel Inn and The Queens Crossing branch of Brewers Fayre. The new hotel and restaurant offered significant competition for the Forth Bridges Motel over the road. Road signs offered directions to both sites, from the A90 in both directions.

The forecourt was acquired by BP in 2003, who redeveloped and rebranded the forecourt to one of their BP Connect sites, adding a Wild Bean Café to the site. The forecourt also later gained a M&S Simply Food store in 2007.

The hotel has also rebranded a couple of times, becoming Premier Travel Inn before Premier Inn in 2007. The hotel also gained an extension in 2018.

If - as the plan was and may be again - the A90 south of here is upgraded to become M90, it's likely that the 'services' signs will be removed from that road, leaving signs on the local roads only. The service area wasn't deemed suitable to be signed from the motorway.

Alternatives

Previous:Next:
none on A90
Heart of Scotland (Harthill) (M8 west, 22 miles)
Dreghorn (A720, 15 miles)
Services on the M90/A90Kinross (18 miles)
Bankhead (A92, 21 miles)
noneServices on the A904Ferrymuir (B800, ½ mile)