Scottish shale Scottish shale

Roman Camp (south) No.2 mine

Uphall, Linlithgowshire
Local authority:
West Lothian
Seams worked:
Pumpherston Shale
Current status of site:
Derelict land
Regional overview:


Inclined adit at a dip of 56 degrees

Serving Roman Camp Oil Works

Roman Camp No. 2 (South) Mine, and the associated with No. 2 (North) Mine, followed the outcrop of shales on the eastern arm of the Pumpherston anticline. The seams here were particularly steeply inclined creating many difficulties in their working.

Shale-field: Pumpherston shale-field.

Mapped by the Ordnance Survey of c.1916, showing site labelled as "old shale mines", and with tramway linking to Roman Camp No. 2 (North) Mine.

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  • External references
    • Coal Authority Mine Abandonment Catalogue No. 10082, showing workings from Roman Camp No. 2 and Roman Camp No. 2 (South) in the Jubilee, Curly, Plain, and Wee Shales, abandoned in 1930.