Glasgow, October 20, 1863. THE Subscriber, WILLIAM M'LINTOCK, has retired from the Business of Manufacturing the Products of Oil Shale, and Working and Disposing of Oil Shale and Coal, carried on by the Subscribers at Glasgow and Drumshoreland, under the Firm of WILLIAM M'LINTOCK & CO., of which the Subscribers were sole Partners. The debts due by the Company will be paid by the Subscribers, Messrs Rankin & Low, who are authorised to collect the debts due to the Company, and by whom the Business will be continued under the Firm of The CAWBURN OIL COMPANY. WILLIAM M'LINTOCK, ALEXANDER LOW, JAMES RANKIN.
Edinburgh Gazette, 23rd October 1863
SHALE OIL WORK, NEAR BROXBURN, TO BE SOLD.
The SHALE OIL WORK, situated at DRUMSHORELAND, on the Estate of the Earl of Buchan, recently erected by Messrs McLintock & Co, is to be SOLD by PRIVATE BARGAIN, with Immediate Entry. The Work is situated on the side of the Edinburgh and Bathgate Railway, within a few hundred yards of the Broxburn Station, and a special siding is carried into the Work. The work consists of Four Retorts, In full working order; Steam Engine and all necessary Apparatus. The Shale, of which a Lease my be had from the Landlord on favourable terms, is wrought within a few feet of the Work, and is believed to extend, in large quantity, and of superior quality, throughout the Area which would be Leased. The Work will be shown to intending Offerers by JOHN HOWIE, the Manager; and further information will be afforded by Messrs LINDSAY, JAMIESON & HALDANE, 24 St Andrew Square, Edinburgh; or Messrs W., J.B., and J. KIDSON, 50 West Regent Street Glasgow.
Scotsman, 20th February 1864
SHALE TO BE LET.
That PORTION of the SHALE FIELD on the property of the Earl of Buchan, formerly possessed by Messrs McLintock & Co., and known as the "CAWBURN FIELD", will be LET for such period, and on such terms, as may be agreed on. This Part of the Field is situated on the North Side of the Edinburgh and Bathgate Railway in the immediate vicinity of the Broxburn Station. Along with One Lot will be SOLD or LET the WORKS erected by the late Tenants, into which there is a siding from the Railway.
Scotsman, 18th January 1865
In 1862, also, Mr. McLintock erected 12 horizontal retorts at Roman Camp. These became the property of Mr. William Fraser of Broxburn in 1865, who increased their number to 75, and also erected a small refinery.
Primrose, "Strathbrock or The history and antiquities of the Parish of Uphall", 1898