Scottish shale Scottish shale

Foulshiels No.1 & No.2 pits

Bathgate, Linlithgowshire
Local authority:
West Lothian
Current status of site:
Pithead and bing area landscaped and wooded
Regional overview:

Substantial pit in the lands of Foulshiels. No.2 shaft served as upcast for Loganlee pit

  • Location of pit, and boundary of the lands of Foulshiels


    FOULSHIELS COLLIERY.— Pumping operations have been going on for some time at the above colliery. This is somewhat of an experiment to find out if some parts of Loganlea, at present hampered by water, will be lightened by means of the inter-connection existing between the two collieries.

    West Lothian Courier, 12th August 1893


    COLLIERY BATHS.—A start has been made at Foulshiels Colliery, belonging to Messrs United Collieries Ltd., with the erection of baths for the workmen. These will prove a great boon to the men especially those who travel a long distance to their work. The neighbouring colliery of Loganlea has had baths for a number of years

    West Lothian Courier 20th April 1934