Museum of the Scottish Shale Oil Industry

Museum of the Scottish Shale Oil Industry Custodians of a nationally-significant museum collection from Scotland's shale oil industry giving a

The Scottish shale oil industry has an interesting and important history. Bathgate works, established in 1851, was perhaps the first site in the world where mineral oils were processed on an industrial scale. From this blossomed an extensive oil industry that competed successfully against cheaper imported petroleum for many years, and continued in operation until 1962. Such fierce competition bred

innovation, progress, and a body of Scots know-how that contributed much towards the development of the oil industry throughout the world. This page has been created to celebrate, exchange knowledge, and encourage research into this special heritage. We hope that the resource will be of particular value to those researching family histories.


Almond Valley Heritage Trust, Millfield

Opening Hours

Monday 10am - 5pm
Tuesday 10am - 5pm
Wednesday 10am - 5pm
Thursday 10am - 5pm
Friday 10am - 5pm
Saturday 10am - 5pm
Sunday 10am - 5pm


01506 414957


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