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Item Number P17163 Item Type Media
Item Name photograph Quantity of Item 1
Classification Oil Works Layout, Buildings & Services Associated Date 1940
Description Westwood Shale Oil Works, Pumpherston, West Lothian. View of the plant showing oil and naphtha storage tanks, retorts, buildings, and chimney. There are rail sidings in the foreground and a sheer leg crane. In the distance is a very large shale bing. Records state circa 1910 however Westwood Works was not built until 1939-1941. Associated date changed to circa 1940 (if Westwood). Pumpherston oil refinery in operation from 1884
Institution Falkirk Council Archives
Geographic Location
West Lothian
Associated Organisations
Oakbank Oil Company Ltd
Young's Paraffin Light & Mineral Oil Company Ltd
Scottish Oils Ltd
Pumpherston Oil Company Ltd
Associated Places
Westwood Oil Works
West Calder
Pumpherston Oil Works / Pumpherston Oil Refinery
Associated People