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Historical Chapters

The following historical chapters relate to periods of time associated with key trends or episodes in the history of the Scottish shale oil industry.

Chapter Number of Items
1 James Young at Bathgate (c.1850-1864) 171
2 James Young at Addiewell (c.1865-c.1870) 99
3 The Scottish Oilmania (c.1864-c.1870) 32
4 Coal Oil Enterprises (c.1870-c.1920) 18
5 Shale Oil Enterprises (c.1870-c.1900) 1389
6 The Golden Age of Shale Oil (c.1900-c.1914) 1267
7 State Intervention (c.1914-c.1919) 865
8 Decline & Closures (c.1919-c.1930) 1826
9 A Strategic Resource (c.1930-c.1950) 2530
10 Final Decline (c1950-c.1990) 2976
11 Influence & Legacy of the Industry 19
unknown 774