Scottish shale Scottish shale

Hopetoun No.1 pit

Kirkliston, Linlithgowshire and Midlothian
Local authority:
West Lothian
Seams worked:
Broxburn Shale
Abandoned 1876 and/or 1881
Current status of site:
Wooded waste tip
Regional overview:


A vertical shaft, originally known at Lady Hopetoun No. 1 pit, serving Hopetoun oil works. 10 fathoms deep to the Broxburn shale. The location appears to be marked as an air shaft on the 1897 OS map.

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  • External references
      • Coal Authority Mine Abandonment Catalogue No. 478, showing workings in the Broxburn Shale from Hopetoun No. 1 Mine, abandoned in 1876.
      • Coal Authority Mine Abandonment Catalogue No. 1253, showing workings in the Main Shale from Hopetoun No.1 Mine, abandoned in 1881.