Scottish shale Scottish shale

Pottishaw (lands)

Bathgate, Linlithgowshire
Local authority:
West Lothian
Regional overview:
Torbanehill coalfield

Annotation on 1870's plan

  • Land owned by: Johnston esq. - Minerals not let


MINERAL FIELD NEAR BATHGATE. TO BE LET, for such number of years as may agreed upon, the MINERALS in POTTISHAW and STRAND, extending to 231 Imperial Acres or thereby. The lands are believed to contain Coal and Ironstone. A superior Gas Coal, which is attracting much attention, is wrought the immediate neighbourhood, and there is reason to suppose the seam will be found in the lands now offered for lease. The Wilsontown, Morningside, and Coltness Railway, which connects with the Edinburgh and Bathgate and Caledonian Railways, passes through the property, affording tbe readiest possible outlet for Minerals. The lands have also the advantage of convenient roads, being bounded by the Cleuch Turnpike, and intersected by a Parish road. Offers, stating separately fixed Rent and Lordship on the different descriptions of Minerals, will be received by Messrs Baxter W.S,, Edinburgh, till lst January next. Bathgate, 4th Nov., 1851,

Falkirk Herald, 6th November 1851