Scottish shale Scottish shale

Hopetoun No.2 pit

Kirkliston, Linlithgowshire and Midlothian
Local authority:
West Lothian
Seams worked:
Broxburn Shale
early 1870's?
Current status of site:
Waste ground
Regional overview:


Vertical shaft, 11.5 fathoms deep

Serving Hopetoun Oil Works

An early pit located adjacent to the retorts of Hopetoun Oil Works (opened 1872).

Shale-field: Broxburn district.

Mapped by the Ordnance Survey of c.1897, showing shaft, apparently disused.

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  • External references
    • Coal Authority Mine Abandonment Catalogue No. 1422, showing workings in the Main or Broxburn Shales from Hopetoun No. 2 Mine, abandoned in 1882.