• Broxburn Oil Works

    Broxburn Oil Works

  • West Main Street, Uphall

    West Main Street, Uphall

  • Almondell House

    Almondell House

  • Millers Bridge, Uphall

    Millers Bridge, Uphall

  • The Viaduct, Broxburn

    The Viaduct, Broxburn

  • The Gates, Main Street, Uphall

    The Gates, Main Street, Uphall

  • Viaduct, Broxburn

    Viaduct, Broxburn

  • Looking East along Main Street, Uphall

    Looking East along Main Street, Uphall

  • Main Street, Broxburn

    Main Street, Broxburn

  • Ecclesmachan Road, Uphall

    Ecclesmachan Road, Uphall

  • Almondell Bridge

    Almondell Bridge

  • Main Street, Uphall

    Main Street, Uphall

  • Greendykes Road, Broxburn

    Greendykes Road, Broxburn

  • St Nicholas Church, Uphall

    St Nicholas Church, Uphall

  • Main Street, Broxburn

    Main Street, Broxburn

  • Middleton Hall, Uphall

    Middleton Hall, Uphall

  • Station Road, Broxburn

    Station Road, Broxburn

  • Staff of Uphall Public School

    Staff of Uphall Public School

  • West End, Broxburn

    West End, Broxburn

  • Gala Day at Uphall Public School

    Gala Day at Uphall Public School

  • Station Road, Broxburn

    Station Road, Broxburn

  • Uphall Gala Day Parade - July 1926

    Uphall Gala Day Parade - July 1926

  • Broxburn Academy

    Broxburn Academy

  • Old Mill, Uphall

    Old Mill, Uphall

  • Goschen Place, Broxburn

    Goschen Place, Broxburn

  • Tram on Main Street, Uphall

    Tram on Main Street, Uphall

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Motherwell Bridge Thermal

In 1962 a new firm, Motherwell Bridge Thermal, moved into the former workshops of Scottish Oils Ltd.  The entire site cost the company £78,425, covered an area of thirteen acres and initially offered a total area of 70,500 square feet (with an additional 30,000 square feet made available shortly after).  According to the company, some £400,000 was invested in expanding the workshop premises and installing modern machinery.  Many of the existing workforce were taken on by the new company.

It wasn't long before they received their first order, worth £15,000, from Courtaulds Ltd to manufacture heat exchangers.

In the 1970's, Motherwell Bridge returned record profits, mainly because of the boom in the north sea oil industry.

However, the downturn in the oil and gas industry resulted in Motherwell Bridge Thermal's base in Uphall and Motherwell Bridge Fabricator's base in Motherwell being merged and all the Uphall operations were relocated to the existing site in Motherwell by early 2000.

The Motherwell Bridge factory was demolished in early 2002 and the area is now the Persimmon Homes development of South Middleton.

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