About HMP Addiewell

Female prison officer

HMP Addiewell opened in 2008 and is run by Sodexo Justice Services under contract to the Scottish Prison Service. It houses convicted and untried adult males and is situated in the village of Addiewell in the central belt of Scotland between Glasgow and Edinburgh.

Addiewell is designed as a “learning” prison, where residents can address their offending behaviour and the circumstances which led to their imprisonment through Purposeful Activity. Find out more.

We are committed to promoting diversity and inclusion, eliminating discrimination and meeting the diverse needs of all residents, employees, families and visitors.

The Director of Addiewell is Ian Whitehead who joined Sodexo Justice Services in 2016 after 27 years in the Scottish Prison Service. The Deputy Director is Emma Stuart who joined Addiewell from HMP Peterborough having been the Head of Security and previously worked for HMPPS.

HM Prison Addiewell
Station Road
Addiewell
EH55 8QF

Scottish Prison Service

Details about all prisons across Scotland are available on the Scottish Prison Service website.