Scottish shale Scottish shale

West Torbane (lands)

Bathgate, Linlithgowshire
Local authority:
West Lothian

Annotation on 1870's plan - Land owned by Johnston Esq. - Minerals not let.



To be Let, for such number of Years as may be agreed on, with Immediate Entry, THE MINERALS in the LANDS of WEST TORBANE, in the Parish of Bathgate, extending to 22 ½ Acres or thereby. The well-known and very valuable “Torbanehill Mineral" has been found and worked in all the adjoining Properties, and its existence in the above Lands has been proved by Bores, &c. The Lands contain also Gas and Common Coal, Blackband and other Iron Ores, Shale, Limestone, Fireclay. There are ample railway facilities in the immediate neighbourhood. Further information will be furnished and Offers received by William Johnston, Solicitor, Bathgate, until the 31st inst. If preferred, the Proprietor will be prepared to treat for Sale of the whole Minerals in the Lands. Bathgate, 12th July 1872.

Falkirk Herald 18th July 1872


LINLITHGOWSHIRE FOR SALE. BY PRIVATE BARGAIN THE PROPERTY of WESTER TORBANE. In the Parish of Bathgate. Containing 22 ½ Imperial measure, or thereby. 'The lands contain valueable minerals, consisting of the Torbanehill Gas Coal. Blackband Ironstone, Colinburn and Main Coal, Ball Coal with Ironstone, Mill Coal. and the Upper Cannel Coal. so long used at the Bathville Oil Works for making oil. A small portion at of the Torbanehill Gas Coal has been wrought. A Journal of ths Boces can be seen and further particulars obtained from Messrs Waddell & McIntosh, W.S. No. 87 George Street. Edinburgh,

Glasgow Herald, 25th June 1884