The Scottish Shale Oil Industry & Mineral Railway Lines by Harry Knox
Lightmoor Press 2013 £25
The Scottish Shale Oil Industry was to prove a world first, where mineral oils were produced for the first time, from the oilbearing shale lying below the county of West Lothian, and in an operation on an industrial scale. This enterprise, from the early beginnings in 1851, expanded into an extensive oil producing and refining industry which competed successfully against the increasing tide of imported petroleum and continued in operation until 1962. It remains today a source of great pride with an ongoing legacy.