Scottish shale Scottish shale

Starryshaw (lands)

Shotts, Lanarkshire
Local authority:
South Lanarkshire

No map of land boundaries is available.

Lands owned by the Duke of Hamilton, and minerals were leased to Wm.Dixon & Co. in 1864. Some minerals were sub-let to the co-partnership of James Thornton and William Lamb-Muir.


On Saturday. the colliers and others employed at the Starryshaw Colliery, Crofthead, to the number of 340 arrived in Stirling by special train from Fauldhouse station, the trip being under the direction of Mr Muir, colliery manager. They were accompanied by the Crofthead Volunteer Band. After visiting the Castle they went to see the Wallace Monument. When they had satisfied their curiosity there, they proceeded to Bridge of Allan, to see the "lions" of the place. They left the station on their homeward journey at 7 p.m.—a jolly lot.

Stirling Observer, 13th July 1871