The Heritage options are :

Books and Newspapers




Census Records

  • The 1841 and 1851 Censuses for the Parish of Uphall are available to view and download
  • Details about the Old Parish of Uphall including population figures recorded at the time of each census



Oil Industry

  • An overview of Broxburn Oil Works
  • For many years, Scottish Oils occupied large areas of the industrial site at Middleton (now housing). Scottish Oils was the forerunner to BP Oils, and you can read a bit about their time in Uphall




Public Events

  • A procession, the Broxburn Pretoria Demonstration, was held to commemorate the occupation of Pretoria in the Boer War - with local school children who took part receiving a commemorative medal

Street, Town & Village Origins

War Dead, Graves & Memorials

  • Details of the War Dead who had a Broxburn and Uphall connection
  • Information can be viewed about the men and women of the Commonwealth forces who died during the World Wars and have a War Grave or memorial in the Uphall Cemeteries
  • Information about War Memorials in the local area can be viewed




  • Information about Flight Lieutenant John D Brodie who was killed in a Lancaster Bomber crash in 1943
  • The booklet 'West Lothian Men on the Lisbon Maru' by West Lothian resident Meg Stenhouse.  Several of the men were from the Uphall and Broxburn area
  • Rest Centres were opened 'for the reception of homeless and bombed out families’ during the second World War.  Read about the rest centres locally.
  • Access to the records of the men and women of the Australian Forces who served during World War Two and were born in Broxburn or Uphall

Robert Mitchell Anderson of Uphall was one of ten men who were killed in a Short Sunderland GR.V crash in 1946

If you wish to know more about the history of Broxburn and Uphall, read A History of Broxburn by Peter Caldwell (1998), Strathbrock Castle and the History of Uphall by Peter Caldwell (1996) and the History and Antiquities of the Parish of Uphall by Rev. James Primrose (1898). These books contain a wealth of information about the history of Broxburn and Uphall.

Uphall Cemetery Burials

Records of Uphall Cemetery Burials (from when it opened in 1893 until 1975) are available to search by visiting https://www.uphallburials.com

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