South Lanarkshire

A small village of South Lanarkshire, Tarbrax lies on the course of the North Medwin River, 6 miles (10 km) northeast of Carnwath and close to the border with West Lothian. The village was built at the beginning of the 20th century to service the oil-shale industry. Tarbrax Oil Works processed shale from the Tarbrax mine to the north and Viewfield Shale Pit to the northwest. This industry operated from 1864 until 1925, leaving a sizeable distinctive pink-coloured bing.

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