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Scottish Mineral Oil & Coal Co.Ltd.

Company number:
Registered in Scotland No.447
Share capital:
9th September 1872
25th November 1881
Registered office:

60 Princes Street, Edinburgh

An ambitious scheme to develop North Cobbinshaw Oil Works and a shale lease at Baads. Despite the grand title and extensive advertising in the press, the project failed to raise the necessary capital and was not progressed.


  • Major General C.A. Barwell
  • James Watt
  • John Munro McNab
  • John James Muirhead
  • Thomas Forsyth Gray
  • Thomas Thornton

  • Associated references
    • Registration Records transcribed from dissolved company records held by the National Archives of Scotland.