Scottish shale Scottish shale

Torbanehill No.10 pit

Bathgate, Linlithgowshire
Local authority:
West Lothian
post 1855
prior to 1875?
Regional overview:
Mines in the Boghead coal

Pit in the lands of Torbanehill to the Boghead Coal at 56 fathoms. No surface workings are shown on the 1855 Ordnance Survey maps at this location, and little trace survives in the landscape. The plan states that the shaft was 56 fathoms deep.

  • Location of pit and boundaries of the lands of Torbanehill

    ARMADALE. Pit Accident. — Early on Wednesday morning of last week, miner, named John Carruthers sustained rather severe injuries in No. 10 Pit, Torbanehill, by fall stones from the roof. It would appear that Carruthers and his son were the only persons in the pit when the accident occurred and there was no engineman on duty the time, nearly two hours elapsed before the injured man was brought to the surface.

    Falkirk Herald - 25th April 1867