Bedlay Colliery

Location type


Name and dates

Bedlay Colliery (1905-1981)

Served by the Bedlay Colliery (William Baird & Co).


Opened in 1905 by William Baird and Company to supply coking coal for the Gartsherrie Iron Works.

The colliery was served by a branch, Bedlay Colliery (William Baird and Company), from the former Monkland and Kirkintilloch Railway.

A previous colliery occupied the same area. This was served by a tramroad from the Monkland and Kirkintilloch Railway.

The colliery later provided coal for the Ravenscraig Steel Works for which it was modernised.

Colliery closed, mothballed, in 1981. Formally closed 1982.



External links

Canmore site record
NLS Collection OS map of 1892-1914
NLS Collection OS map of 1944-67


  /  /1905Monkland and Kirkintilloch Railway
Branch to Bedlay Colliery opened - although a tramway occupied most of the route previously.
  /  /1905William Baird & Co
Bedlay Colliery sunk with three shafts and a railway connection, Bedlay Colliery (William Baird & Co).
11/12/1981Monkland and Kirkintilloch Railway
Bedlay Colliery closed, along with railway to the colliery - the Bedlay Colliery (William Baird & Co) line and the M&K from by Bedlay south to Garnqueen South Junction closed.