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Thanks to James Young, Bathgate has a good claim to be known as the home of the oil industry.

It was here, in 1850, that James Young set up the world’s first commercial oil refinery to process the oil-rich coal from nearby Torbanehill. The Bathgate plant was set up when a search for other oil-bearing sites discovered ‘Torbanite’. Young’s patent gave him a virtual monopoly of the oil industry, even collecting two cents on every gallon of paraffin produced by over 20 American firms. After 1864, when Young’s main patent expired, a Scottish oil-boom began.

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Beer Day Britain 2018

Happening on 15/06/2018 [Expired]

Friday 15th June marks the annual celebration of the nation's best-loved bevvy - real ale! So why not come down and join us in raising a glass of the good stuff and say #CheersToBeer!

£13 million raised

Published on 03/01/2017 [Expired]

Fundraisers at J D Wetherspoon have shaken off the myth of 13 being an unlucky number by raising a spectacular £13 million to support young cancer patients.

The money was raised in support of CLIC Sargent, a support charity which fights for young lives struck by cancer.

The milestone means…

Burns Week 2017

Happening from 20/01/2017 to 27/01/2017 [Expired]

In time-honoured tradition, Wetherspoon’s pubs across the UK will be celebrating, once again, the life and poetry of the Scottish poet Robert Burns.

Pubs will be serving award-winning Scottish haggis, neeps and tatties to mark the annual Burns’ Night event. However, our celebrations will…