Scottish shale Scottish shale

Ochiltree No.5 mine

Linlithgow, Linlithgowshire
Local authority:
West Lothian
Seams worked:
Broxburn Shale
Post 1884
Current status of site:


Inclined adit

Serving Champfleurie (Bridgend) Oil Works

A short-lived shale working in the Broxburn Shales. The precise location of the mine and the area of working requires confirmation. The site suggested here is based on a pencil note on a BGS plan which identifys the mine as simply "No. 5".

Shale-field: Champfleurie, Philpstoun and Blackness shale-field.

Mapped by the Ordnance Survey of c.1896, showing no trace of mine workings at the supposed location.

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  • External references
    • Coal Authority Mine Abandonment Catalogue No. 2403, showing workings in the Broxburn Shale from Ochiltree No. 5, abandoned in 1889.