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HMYOI POLMONT Visiting Information


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Booking Procedure

Convicted visits are booked by the young adult: Remand visits are booked by telephone

Booking Phone No.

01324 722206 (Remand visits)

Booking Opening Time

08:30-11:30 & 13:30-16:00

Minimum Booking Notice

48 Hours (Remand visits)

Booking Email Address

None supplied

Min Age Unaccompanied


Search Procedure

Rub down, metal detectors, passive drugs dogs

Visitors 1st Visit ID

Photo ID (Passport/Drivers Licence/Senior Citizens Travel Pass)

Subsequent Visit ID

ID required for every visit

Visitor Adult Age

16 - Adult ID required

Child Visitor ID

Birth Certificate or Passport for each child

Disabled Facilities

Full access, ramp, disabled parking and toilets


At front of prison with 2 disabled spaces

Hand In Money on Visit

Yes (see below)

Hand In Other Items

Must be accompanied by a Proforma, only items listed will be accepted

Book next visit on Visit


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Opening Times

08:00 – 16:15 & 19:30 – 20:15




Disabled access and baby changing facilities

Disabled Facilities

Full access including toilets

Child Facilities

Books & TV

Refundable Locker Deposit


There is no Visit Centre as such, but a waiting area outside of the Visit Hall


Click Here to download a leaflet about Virtual Visits

On Arrival

On arrival you should report to the Visit book-in desk where an Officer will have a list of all visits taking place, I.D will be requested. If you are not listed, you will be refused entry to the visit room.

Once your visit has been confirmed, you may hand in property, provided it is accompanied by a Proform sent out by the young adult you are visiting.

Money should be handed to the Visit Reception Officer who will issue you with a receipt. This should be done prior to your visit. Maximum £20 cash may be handed in per visit for convicted Young Adults, £50 for untried/remand.

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Young adult allocated a seat; visitors then enter and sit with him


Hot/Cold drinks and snacks from volunteer's shop plus vending machine


No toilets in visit hall (toilets in outside waiting area)

Child Facilities

Unsupervised play area with TV

Cash Allowed In Room

Any amount coins only

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13:45 – 14:45, 15:15 – 16:15 & 19:15 – 20:15


13:45 – 14:45, 15:15 – 16:15 & 19:15 – 20:15


13:45 – 14:45, 15:15 – 16:15 & 19:15 – 20:15


13:45 – 14:45, 15:15 – 16:15 & 19:15 – 20:15


13:45 – 14:45, 15:15 – 16:15 & 19:15 – 20:15


11:15 – 12:00, 14:00 – 14:45 & 15:15 – 16:00


11:15 – 12:00, 14:00 – 14:45 & 15:15 – 16:00

Sessions rotate between Remand and Convicted

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Remand Basic


Remand Standard


Remand Enhanced


Convicted Basic

2 per month

Convicted Standard

3 per month

Convicted Enhanced

5 per month

Each new convicted arrival is entitled to an Admission Visit.  This visit must be taken within a 7-day period from his admission to Polmont.

Young adults can have a maximum of 3 named adult visitors plus children (under the age of 16) at one visit.

All Visitors must have I.D. including children.

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Booking Number

01324 722350

Visiting Time

09:00 – 11:30 & 13:30-16:00

Hand Items To prisoner

May be subject to search

Receive Items From Prisoner

May be subject to search

Laptops etc. must be cleared with Security first.

Evening and weekend appointments can be arranged with the agreement of the visit manager.

Any complaints or queries that cannot be answered by the phoning the above number can either call the visit manager 01324 722226 or write to the governor.

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Five Star Taxis
132 Grahams Road, Falkirk FK2 7BZ
01324 619333

Blue Star Taxis
153A Grahams Road, Falkirk FK2 7BQ
0800 731 5271

Express Taxis
74 Russel Street, Falkirk FK2 7HP
01324 622100


Oaklands Bed & Breakfast
32 Polmont Road, Laurieston, Falkirk FK2 9QT
01324 610671

105 Main Street, Redding, Falkirk FK2 9UQ
01324 716649

Harlow Grange
Redding Road, Brightons, Falkirk FK2 0AA
01324 410343

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Important Information for Disabled Visitors to Prisons from the Scottish Prison Service

Under the new Fire Safety (Scotland) Regulations 2006 we have a duty to ensure we can evacuate disabled persons from any part of our Estate we give them access to. We achieve this by creating a Personal Emergency Evacuation Plan (PEEP). If you have particular requirements please contact us with the following information:

Which establishment you are visiting, the date and time; and details of your requirements.



Family Contact Development Officers are in place in residential areas working with prisoners on a daily basis. As part of their secondary duties they attend the visit room to offer advice and support to families.

They will provide assistance to young offenders and their families with issues relating to prison visits, maintaining positive family relationships and will encourage the family and close supportive friends to support their son / brother / partner, in addressing his identified needs. 

There is a Family Contact Development Office located in the Visit Room waiting area. The Duty Officer is available Monday to Friday during Visit Hours to provide support or answer any concerns that you may have.

You can also fill in an FCDO referral form, obtainable from the visit room staff. Alternatively you can contact by phoning the FCDO office on 01324 722374 (If there is no answer please leave a message and someone will contact you as soon as possible.)
You can of course write direct to the Governor in Charge.

The FCSO can answer questions on Assisted Prison Visit travel expenses (APVU), travel issues to and from Prisons, the daily routine, benefit agencies, family contact, informal chats, general enquiries and information about the person you are visiting.

The Visiting Committee (VC)

Visiting Committee members are totally independent of prison staff. They are appointed as outside observers. Their job is to check on the conditions in the prison, for example food, warmth, decency, exercise and work, and to follow up any matters that you may wish to raise with them.
If a prisoner would like to speak to a VC member, he can fill in a request form, Put it in a sealed envelope in the health centre box. The process is confidential and envelopes are passed to the visiting committee unopened. Someone from the VC will be in touch with him as soon as possible to discuss the matter with him.


The Polmont Volunteers operate a canteen facility daily, where filled sandwiches; cakes, biscuits, sweets, juice; tea or coffee can be purchased. Only items purchased in the visit room can be consumed during visits. Please use the canteen when it is open as all profits from this facility are donated to the Common Good fund, which is utalised to provide children’s play equipment for the Visit Room and additional comforts and facilities for the Young Adults in the prison.

Vending machines are accessible within the visit room for sessions where the Volunteer's canteen is closed.


Travel Information

From Edinburgh Waverley, the Dunblane train at 18 and 48 minutes past the hour Monday to Saturday and at half past the hour on Sundays. From Glasgow Queen Street; half past the hour Monday to Saturday and on the hour on Sundays.
There is a good 15 minute walk from the railway station but taxis are available. There is a shorter route to walk via the canal path, accessible from the canal bridge a short distance along from the railway bridge.

Facilities at Dunblane Station: Waiting room (Platform 1, Ticket Hall, when staffed), toilets, baby changing facilities and pay phone. The station is partially step free with level access to platform 1 and the  Ticket Office - connecting footbridge with stairs to platform 2 - No unassisted wheelchair access.

There are regular bus services from Glasgow and Edinburgh to Falkirk. From Falkirk the Maddiston bus service reaches the establishment.

Click here for a Bus Map of the Falkirk area
Click here for Bus Timetable for 58/358 weekdays
Click here for Bus Timetable for 58/358 Saturdays
Click here for Bus Timetable for Route 391 (weekdays only)

Prison main telephone numbers.
These numbers are not for booking visits but may be useful in emergencies or if you have problems booking a visit or enroute.
Tel: 01324 711558
Fax: 01324 714919


Updated: October 2014

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