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Dundee oil depot

Former parish and county:
Parish of Dundee, County of Forfar
Local authority:
Dundee city

Recorded (1937) as a Scottish Oils & Shell Mex depot, Riverside Drive, Dundee


  • Oil tanks, presumably associated with railway sidings, recorded as installed by the Oakbank Oil Co. Ltd, see 183530 page 137.
  • Main provisions of lease of ground for depot at Tay Bridge Station, Dundee between Scottish Oil Agency Ltd. and North British Railway Co. 3rd July 1920. See full record 183530 page 116
  • The Scottish Oil Agency Ltd obtained a lease from the North British Railway, dated 1920, for ground at Tay Bridge station. This cancelled existing lets to the Pumpherston and Broxburn oil companies. See full record 183530 page 203.

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      A fire, which had alarming possibilities, broke out on Saturday afternoon in the power house at the Esplanade occupied by the Scottish Oil Agency, Limited. Immediately above the power house was a huge tank full of crude oil. A passer-by saw smoke issuing from window in the building, and at once informed the fire brigade. Captain Weir was speedily the scene with a large detachment of the brigade, and the fire was caught in time. The fire had been caused the fusing of the main switchboard, and was extinguished chemical extincteurs before the woodwork of the switchboard was more than charred. The damage was slight

      Dundee Courier, 4th February 1929