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Old West Calder by William F Hendrie

The quiet, rural parish of West Calder underwent dramatic change from the mid-nineteenth century onwards due to the Scottish shale oil industry. ...

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Old West Linton by T.C. Atkinson

Dating from the days when West Linton had a railway station, these sixty photographs represent the village when it was just beginning to attract new settlers from Edinburgh and when a trip down the main street by a wealthy local in his new car could still bring the crowds out to watch. The book also features images of Carlops, Lamancha, Romanno Bridge, Mountain Cross, Blyth Bridge, Kirkcurd and Do...

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Old Whitburn and Blackburn with Longridge and Stoneyburn by John Hood

Several West Lothian communities are included in this pictorial history which covers the early part of the twentieth century. The main towns featured are Whitburn and Blackburn but also included are the smaller villages of Longridge and Stoneyburn (which includes Bents). ...

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Old Winchburgh by Andrew Pettie

A collection of images of this unpretentious close-knit former shale oil mining town located between Linlithgow and Kirkliston and within a shout of the Forth Bridge. Included are images of the oil works and miners, rows, pigeon lofts and football teams, school groups and shops together with a liberal sprinkling of other views of the town as it used to be. ...

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Scotland’s Last Days of Colliery Steam by Tom Heavyside

Long after steam engines disappeared from passenger rail lines, they were used extensively around Scotland's coal mines until as late as 1981. In this collection of 58 superb photographs, taken by the author during the mid- to late 1970s, these engines are shown hard at work at collieries in Ayrshire, Fife, Clackmannanshire, Stirlingshire, Lanarkshire and the Lothians. Enhanced by informative capt...

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Shale Oil: A history of the industry in the Lothians by Guthrie Hutton

The fascinating story which begins with a visionary chemist from Glasgow, James Young, and his innovation and tenacity in developing and refining the process of extracting useable oil from the Lothian shale fields. Much has been written about mining and Scottish coal but relatively little about the shale oil industry which brought whole villages into existence and transformed an entire area west o...

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The Borders Last Days of Steam by W. A. C. Smith

Pictorial of the Borders last days of steam....

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The Lothians Last Days of Steam by W.A.C. Smith

As early as the seventeenth century, there were primitive wagonways serving coal pits in the Lothians. In 1831 the Edinburgh & Dalkeith (horse-drawn) railway opened, then the Lothians had their first taste of steam with the opening of the Edinburgh & Glasgow Railway in 1842. The next fifty years saw a substantial expansion of the railway network, with routes pushing out from Edinburgh to many town...

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The Pentland Hills by Kenneth R. Bogle & Susan

The Pentlands cover an area of approximately 75 square miles and are some of the best loved hills in Scotland. Admired by Sir Walter Scott and beloved of Robert Louis Stevenson they house many archaeological treasures among their peaks including iron-age hill forts and stone with cup and ring markings. The photographs in this volume from the nineteenth and early 20th century evoke a gentler age wh...

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Wheels around Edinburgh By Alan Brotchie

50 pages of old photographs of Trams, buses, carts and Trucks in and around Edinburgh....

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