West Lothian

Located 9 miles (14 km) southwest of Livingston in West Lothian, Fauldhouse was first mentioned in 1523 as Fawlhous and began to prosper in the 18th century with the discovery of coal. In the late 18th century the discovery of ironstone by the Wilsontown Iron Co. helped increase the population, as did the discovery in 1835 of the 'slatey ironstone' exploited by the Shotts Iron Co.. Whinstone was also quarried here for the streets and houses of Edinburgh and a railway line was established in the 1860s.

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