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Ochiltree No.2 mine

Location 55.962059, -3.542936, show in map
Shale-field Champfleurie, Philpstoun and Blackness shale-field
Dates opened and closed Opened c.1884, abandoned 1912
Owner Linlithgow Oil Company Ltd subsequently James Ross & Company
Type of working Inclined adit
Seams worked Broxburn Shales
Oil works served Champfleurie (Bridgend) Oil Works, subsequently Philpstoun Oil Works
Current status of site Mine site landscaped to form part of Bridgend golf course


A shale mine developed soon after construction of Champfleurie (Bridgend) Oil Works, and subsequently worked in association with Ochiltree No. 3. Ochiltree No. 2 & 3 was re-opened by James Ross & Company following the collapse of the Linlithgow Oil Company Ltd in 1902.


Ordnance Survey maps reproduced by kind permission of the Trustees of the National Library of Scotland.

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