People and Place

Our Local Heritage in the West Calder Area


Calder History Group

of the

West Calder and Harburn Community Development Trust




Thursday 23rd March 2017 at 7pm


West Kirk, West End, West Calder


As part of the burngrange70 commemoration and continuing the

Shale Stories Project, the Community Development Trust will be screening two films about the

shale industry in West Lothian.


The first is a 15 minute short that has been offered by BP from their archive for one

showing only that focuses on the growth of the shale industry.


Paraffin Young - Pioneer of Oil.


The second is a special community screening of the BBC2 film


Scotland’s First Oil Rush


What makes this of particular interest is that there will be an introduction to the film by Maurice Smith and Brian Ross, the Producer and Director of the film respectively.



Entry is free of charge but please note that places are limited.



Telephone West Calder and Harburn Community Trust 01506 872 931

Email Stephen Brockbank on [email protected]