Scottish shale Scottish shale

Robert Galloway & Co.

Company number:
Not known
Share capital:
1871 or earlier
1874 or later
Registered office:

Not known

Oil works:

Proprietors of Tarbrax oil works in the early 1870's.

Listed in the Edinburgh Post Office as:

  • Robert Galloway, mercantile agent, 23 Torphichen St. (1870 and 1871 editions)
  • R. Galloway & Co., mineral oil manufacturers, Auchengray - 23 Torphichen St, (1872 and 1873 editions)

  • Newspaper references
    • SHALE OIL WORKS FOR SALE. To be sold, The Works at Tarbrax, near Auchengray, together with the present tenants interest in the lease of the Mineral Field adjoining. The Works comprise Bench of Forth Retorts, with Condensers &c., complete; Mall-Iron store tank – capacity; 100,000 gallons; Pit winding Engines and fittings; Managers house; Twelve workmen's cottages; wooden house, capable of lodging 30 workmen; stable, cooperage, Store, Smithy, and office; also, the whole plant and rolling stock. A branch of the Caledonian Railway is completed into the Works. For further particulars, apply to Robert Galloway, 143 Prince's Street, Edinburgh. Edinburgh, December 23, 1867.

      Glasgow Herald, 1st January 1868