Longannet Mine

Location type


Name and dates

Longannet Mine (1969-2002)

Served by the Longannet Power Station Loop (British Railways).


This mine was part of a unit consisting of Bogside Colliery, Castlebridge Colliery, Castlehill Mine and Solsgirth Colliery. It provided coal by conveyor to Longannet Power Station which was supplemented by coal delivered by train.

Coal was worked over an large area, for examples as far south as the former Polmaise Nos 3 and 4 Colliery on the south bank of the River Forth. Manriding was required to take staff to the active coal faces.

An inrush of water closed the mine in 2002.


Mine colliery Longannet Complex

External links

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


  /  /1995Scottish Coal
Takes over Longannet Mine.