Written in Film are delighted to be partners with Edinburgh and Lothian Greenspace Trust in West Lothian's exciting new Shale Trail project.

The Shale Trail is a 16 mile waymarked trail between West Calder and Winchburgh linking sites, features and communities through the area’s rich oil shale heritage.  Written in Film are developing interpretive content working with schools and other partners. The finished work will be accessible through the dedicated Shale Trail website or via site specific QR codes along the trail.

The project will be completed in August 2020. Here is a glimpse of some of the great work done by our ShaleTrail schools.

Winchburgh PS  March 2020

Cottages, bings and mines

Learning about Shale Miner's jobs, how bings were made and what it might have been like to live in a miner's cottage.

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Parkhead  PS  March 2020

Woodland Art and Poetry

Making beautiful creations and poetry from natural material found at Polbeth Community Garden with Kev Theaker

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Winchburgh Paul's RC PS  March 2020

Shale Quiz

True, false or maybe? What are the facts about West Lothian's Shale industry? Making our TV Quiz show.

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St Paul's RC PS  March 2020

The Carboniferous

Making animations, pictures, stories and drama about the Carboniferous, including Lizzie the Lizard.

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Broxburn PS  February 2020

New Lamps for Old

Learning from families about miners' lives and the hardship they faced daily.

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Parkhead West Calder  January 2020

Sensory walk

Using our senses to explore regenerated woodland close to Shale mines and railways with Kev Theaker,

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