Scottish shale Scottish shale

Drum No.1 & 2 pits

Alternative names:
Torbanehill mine
Bathgate, Linlithgowshire
Local authority:
West Lothian
Current status of site:
Land returned to agriculture, no surviving surface remains.

Fireclay pits in the lands of Torbanehill

  • Location of pits, and boundaries of the lands of Torbanehill

    DRUM PIT TO RESTART.— The Drum Pit, better known as the Clay Pit. at Bathville, owned by The United Collieries, Ltd., is, we understand, likely to be restarted some time this month. This week several men were engaged to repair roads etc.. which have been wasted during the period, now almost a year, in which the pit was not being worked. When at full pressure about 60 men are engaged. The chief product is clay for the use of the United Collieries at Bathville Brickwork.

    West Lothian Courier, 6th November 1931