Addiewell Prison Information


Addiewell Prison is located in West Lothian in Scotland. It is a privately run prison by Sodexo Justice Services. The Prison holds a mixture of inmates from sentenced adult males to those on remand. View the Official Prison website Here – visit here

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HMP Addiewell Opened its doors in 2008 under contract by the Scottish Prison Service and is situated in the village of Addiewell and lies between Glasgow and Edinburgh. There own website lists the prison as a ‘Learning Prison’ which aids inmates to address their behaviour and circumstances surrounding their crime.


Book a Visit to Addiewell Prison

How to Book A Visit At HMP Addiewell

Convicted residents at the prison can book their own visits using technology on the wings.

For those on remand, they can also book their own visits but have to give at least 24 hours notice.


9 Station Rd,
West Calder
EH55 8QF
Contact Details
Telephone Number: 01506874500

Addiewell Prison Information

Addiewell Prison Visit Times

The visiting times at the Prison are as follows:

Visiting hours are:
13:30 – 15:45 Monday-Friday,
17:00- 20:15 Tuesday-Friday,
14:00 – 17:00 and 10:00 – 12:30 (children’s visits) Saturday-Sunday.

You can not just turn up to visit a prisoner, this needs to be done online or by phone on the Booking Line  01506874500

Alternatively, visitors can book remand visits (allowing 24 hours notice) using the dedicated phone line: 01506 874 500 and select option two (open Monday – Friday 9am-12pm and 1pm-4pm).

When phoning the visits booking number visitors should know the individual’s name, number, date of birth, the date and time of the required visit and details of who is visiting.

Visitors will need to provide names, dates of births and addresses.