Scottish shale Scottish shale

Pumpherston Shale Oil Co.

1863 or earlier
1865 or later
Oil works:

The Pumpherston Shale Company is listed in valuation rolls as occupiers and tenants of minerals at Pumpherston, and of shale works, tramway and workmen's houses at Pumpherston. Nothing more is known of this firm.

The Pumpherston Shale Co. listings are separate from those of the Stankyards oil works operated by local landowner Peter McLagan. A statement by Primrose (in "Strathbrock - or the history and antiquities of Uphall parish (1898)) indicates that McLagan constructed a small works prior to that at Stankyard, this might refer to the works of the Pumpherston Shale Co.

The company has no relation to the Pumpherston Oil Co. Ltd., established 1883


  • Peter McLagan ?
  • others?