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Forfar oil depot

Former parish and county:
Parish of Forfar, County of Forfar
Local authority:
Current status of site:
The Fyfe St. site remains in use (2021) as the Forar depot of Certas Energy


  • AR0721 (record missing) - Agreement, dated 1914, between Young's PLMO Co. and Caledonian Railway regarding site of storage tank at Forfar
  • Note relating to agreement between Young's PLMO Co. and Caledonian Railway regarding storage tank at Forfar dated 1914. 215853 page 386
  • Scottish Oil Agency Ltd. plans for a bulk motor spirit and oil depot were passed by the works committee of Forfar Town Council in May 1930
  • Lease by the Scottish Oil Agency Ltd., dated 1930, of ground in Fyfe St. for a bulk motor spirit and oil depot. See full record 183530 page 122.

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    Clocksbriggs (Forfar) Petroleum Storage Depot

    An oil storage depot, probably constructed by the Ministry of Defence immediately prior to World War two, sited close to the former Clocksbriggs station and served by a siding from the LMS Forfar to Montrose railway line. The site was offered for sale in 2021 described as Forfar PSD , Burnbrae Road, Forfar, DD8 2TZ ; 4.5km to the east of Forfar off the B9113. In total the site extends to approximately 1.87 hectares (4.62 acres) and contains six buildings. The depot remained intact within a secure perimeter fence when visited in September 2021.

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