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P000199

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P number: P000199
Old photograph number: D03499
Caption: Westwood Bing 'The Five Sisters', West Calder viewed from the south-west. West Lothian. Five conical spoil heaps of spent oil-shale known as an oil-shale bing.
Description: Westwood Bing 'The Five Sisters', West Calder viewed from the south-west. West Lothian. Five conical spoil heaps of spent oil-shale known as an oil-shale bing. The freshly mined raw oil-shales were heated in retorts to produce shale-oil for distillation and other uses. The waste product of the process was the spent oil-shale fragments seen in the photograph.
Date taken: Fri Jan 01 00:00:00 GMT 1982
Photographer: Unknown
Copyright statement: NERC
Acknowledgment: This image was digitized with grant-in-aid from SCRAN the Scottish Cultural Resources Access Network
X longitude/easting: 300800
Y latitude/northing: 663600
Coordinate reference system, ESPG code: 27700 (OSGB 1936 / British National Grid)
Orientation: Landscape
Size: 266.40 KB; 1000 x 777 pixels; 85 x 66 mm (print at 300 DPI); 265 x 206 mm (screen at 96 DPI);
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