New Shale Trail in West Lothian

The Shale Trail is a new 16 mile way marked trail across West Lothian linking sites, features and communities relating to the area’s rich oil shale heritage. Visit the Shale Trail website for more information including maps of the trail, and an introduction to West Lothian’s rich cultural, historical and scientific heritage.

You can find wonderful stories of Scotland’s Oil Rush on the Shale Trail website or by using the QR codes on each of the waymarker posts. There are also stories compiled by children from West Lothian’s schools, including about the geology of the area. There are links on the marker posts to these too.