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Mortonhall No.9 mine

Former parish and county:
Parish of Liberton, Edinburghshire
Local authority:
City of Edinburgh
Seams worked:
Dunnet Shale
Current status of site:
Margins of the Edinburgh City Bypass
Regional overview:


Inclined adit

Serving Pentland Paraffin Oil Works

A substantial mine, assumed to be Mortonhall No. 9.

See Pentland No. 1 & 2 for an overview of shale mining in the Straiton area.

Shale-field: Burdiehouse and Straiton shale-fields.

Mapped by the Ordnance Survey of c.1894, showing the mine in operation, with an adit heading south east.

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  • External references
    • Coal Authority Mine Abandonment Catalogue No. 5913, showing workings in the Dunnet, Broxburn and Fells Shales from Straiton No. 3, 4, 7, 8; Mortonhall No. 9, 10, Pentland No. 1 , 2 and Oakbank, abandoned in 1900.