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P number: P000210
Old photograph number: D04841
Caption: Broxburn Bing, West Lothian, viewed from the west. The spent oil-shale bing is a waste product of the distillation of shale-oil. It consists of red burnt mudstone or siltstone fragments which are known locally as 'blaes' or 'red blaes'.
Description: Broxburn Bing, West Lothian, viewed from the west. The spent oil-shale bing is a waste product of the distillation of shale-oil. It consists of red burnt mudstone or siltstone fragments which are known locally as 'blaes' or 'red blaes'. Much material from this bing has been extracted for aggregate and the bing and surrounding area have been landscaped for industrial, agricultural or leisure use.
Date taken: 01/10/1991
Photographer: McTaggart, F.I.
Copyright statement: NERC
Acknowledgment: This image was digitized with grant-in-aid from SCRAN the Scottish Cultural Resources Access Network
X longitude/easting: 308200
Y latitude/northing: 673900
Coordinate reference system, ESPG code: 27700 (OSGB 1936 / British National Grid)
Orientation: Landscape
Size: 236.19 KB; 1000 x 754 pixels; 85 x 64 mm (print at 300 DPI); 265 x 199 mm (screen at 96 DPI);
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