Scottish shale Scottish shale

Woodmuir No.3 pit

West Calder, Midlothian
Local authority:
West Lothian
post 1870
pre 1890

Pit in the lands of Woodmuir to the Bathgate Main Coal at 30 fathoms. The location of this pit is marked on Geological Survey plans, very close to that of an early pit. The absence of surface traces, and lack of a rail link, suggest that coal was never wound to the surface in this shaft.

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