Scottish shale Scottish shale

Philpstoun No. 2 mine: Broxburn seam

Seams worked:
Broxburn Shale


  • Related file records
    • LVSAV2022.067.085 - Shale - A piece of shale which has the following carved into it: 'This piece of OIL SHALE was dug in No. 2 Mine, Philpstoun by Robert Crichton on his first visit down a mine, 19th Nov 1887.' Robert was 5 or 6 years old at the time. This was a family tradition to mine a piece of shale on their first trip down a mine.