HMP Shotts

Prison Information

Getting in Touch

Main Switch Board : 01501 824 110
Family Contact Officer : 01501 824 032

Canthill Road,

Visiting the Prison

Due to Coronavirus, prison visits are currently suspended. The Getting Better Together Visitors’ Centre is still providing support, details can be found below.

Prison information on visiting HMP Shotts is available here.

Travel to the Prison

Nearest Train Station : Hartwood Railway Station (1.4 miles)

Free parking is available for visitors at the prison.

Information on financial support for the cost of prison visits is available here.

Sacro offers a bus service between Glasgow and HMP Shotts twice monthly. For information on how to book this service, contact Sacro on 0141 248 1763.

Visitor Centre Information

The Visitors’ Centre at HMP Shotts is provided by Getting Better Together Shotts.

Due to the Coronavirus Getting Better Together are supporting families remotely.

Staff have set up a facebook group which will be accessible for families at any time.

Calls are diverted to 07425628015, this will be staffed from 9am till 8pm daily for families.

The Visitors’ Centre can also be contacted by email –

The Visitors’ Centre is located upstairs beyond the security processes for entering the prison, and visitors will need to complete security checks before accessing the centre.

The Visitors’ Centre provides:

  • Light refreshments
  • Toilets and baby changing facilities
  • Children’s play area
  • Information, support and advice
  • School holiday activities

Contact Details

Getting Better Together Shotts
Family Centre and Services
HMP Shotts
Canthill Road

Tel: 01501 824141

Opening Times

Monday to Friday – 9.00am to 4.00pm (closed between 12.00 and 12.30)
Monday to Friday (evenings) – 6.30pm to 7.30pm
Saturday – 9.30am to 12.00pm

And alternate weeks on Mon/Wed evening or Tues/Thurs evening.

Financial Support for Visits to Prison

For information on financial support for visits to prison - please click here.

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