Scottish shale Scottish shale

Badallan pit

Cambusnethan, Lanarkshire
Local authority:
North Lanarkshire
Gilmour & Cowen,
post 1856, pre 1876
Current status of site:
Returned to agriculture, little surface trace remains.

A small coal pit, in the lands of Badallan. Close to the Wilsontown, Coltness, and Morningside railway, but seemingly not served by a siding. Closed c.1894 following flooding.

  • Location of pit


    SHOTTS. Burning of a Bing of Coals.—On Friday morning, a fire broke out at Badallan Colliery, Shotts. by which a large bing of coal belonging to Messrs Gilmour & Cowen, coalmasters, was partially destroyed. The fire was first observed by the workers when going to their work in the morning. The loss will be considerably above £100. It is not known how the fire had originated.

    Wishaw Press, 18th March 1876


    FAULDHOUSE. FOR SALE, BY PRIVATE OFFER. FOR SALE, as a, Going Concern, the Whole PLANT &c. (all in Excellent Order), of that well-known COLLIERY situated at Badallan, near Falldhouse. about one mile distant from the stations of Crofthead N.B.R.) and Fauldhouse (C.R) For further particulars, apply to Mr Maxwell, National Bank, Fauldhouse.

    Glasgow Herald, 23rd June 1893


    LINLITHGOW BANKRUPTCY COURT . —Andrew Hamilton , James Hamilton, and Robert Hamilton, forming the Badallan Colliery Company, Fauldhouse, were examined at Linlithgow yesterday in bankruptcy before Sheriff Melville. Mr Caesar, solicitor, Bathgate, said the cause of the firm's failure was bad debts, and their pit being flooded with water. The statutory oath was administered . The liabilities of the firm are set down at £233 , and the assets at £355.

    The Scotsman, 21st November 1896