Tour Scotland Video Of Old Photographs Of Broxburn



Tour Scotland video of old photographs of Broxburn, West Lothian, Scotland. It is located 12 miles west of Edinburgh on the A8 road, 5 miles from Edinburgh Airport, and to the north of Livingston. Broxburn remained an agricultural community until the development of the oil shale industry in the area during the second half of the nineteenth century. This brought in a rapid influx of workers, greatly expanding the local population. Broxburn is still known for its association with the industry, pioneered by the inventor and industrialist James Young. Many shale spoil tips, known as bings, are still in evidence around the town. The name Broxburn is a corruption of brock's burn, brock being an old name for a badger and burn being a Scots word for a stream. The village was earlier known as Easter Strathbrock. Of interest to folks with ancestry, genealogy or Scottish Family Roots in Scotland who may wish to visit one day.

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