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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.


Charging Points: bp pulse 150kW CCS & 100kW CHAdeMO Forecourt: BP, Marks and Spencer 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.

The notorious old footbridge was replaced by a new, glass one in 2008, following a major bridge lift. The upgrade wanted to make use of the extra space at this service area, by turning it into a park and ride site. Buses use the M8 while customers arrive using the rear access from Harthill village, using the bridge to cross over.

bp pulse electric vehicle charging points were installed here on both sides in 2021 with 4 charging points on the northbound side and 6 charging points on the southbound side.

Both sides underwent refurbishment work in winter 2021, recieving new M&S Food branding and improved toilet facilities.


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