Glenochil Mine

Location type

Mine


Name and dates

Glenochil Mine (1956-1962)

Served by the Alva Railway.


Description

This large mine was developed by the NCB. Unfortunately it was not a success, much of the coal to be extracted turned out to have already been removed.

The site was rail served from the west by a new branch from the Alva Railway. The extensive exchange sidings were to the west of the site.

The site is now Glenochil Prison.


Tags

Mine superpit short lived