Scottish shale Scottish shale

Land ownership and mineral leases in West Lothian.

  • List by parish
  • Most of land ownership boundaries show on this map are derived from a plan in our collection dating from the 1870's. Information is incomplete or inconsistant for areas outside this plan

    Lands have been colour shaded to indicate the predominant mineral worked from shallow pits in those lands; although in many areas a variety of minerals were worked. No account is taken of 20th century mine workings at a substantial depth, which often extended a considerable distance from the pithead.