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Pit ponies at Woodhall Colliery © Scottish Mining Museum

Woodhall Colliery

Woodhall Colliery was the only pit owned by the Woodhall Coal Company. Sunk in 1903, it was...

Winton Drift Mine © Scottish Mining Museum

Winton Mine

Winton Mine, opened as a ventilation mine in 1943 by the Ormiston Coal Company, was developed by...

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Adair’s Survey of 1682

Adair's map 1682 (C) SCRAN

The survey of East Lothian by Adair in 1682 was much better than earlier attempts; however, the map...

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Linen Manufacture in Ormiston

Mr John Cockburn set up the first linen manufacturing in Ormiston, the first in East Lothian, which...

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Ormiston Distillery

A brewery and distillery were established in Ormiston in 1726, when John Cockburn encouraged Mr...

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Fountainhall or Penkaet Castle

Penkaet Castle © The Editors of The Gazetteer for Scotland

Fountainhall or Penkaet Castle is a Category A Listed building (listed in 1971), and it was built...

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