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Map showing Scottish Kilns

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Charity No. SC003935

Map showing Scottish Kilns

Image: Pottery map of Scotland.

The size of the kilns on the maps is an indication of the number of potteries at that location.

Photo: Pottery. Photo: pottery kilns.
Photo: pottery workers. Photo: Pottery.

Govancroft Pottery, Glasgow
making stoneware table ware C. 1950's

Barrowfield Pottery of Henry Kennedy.

This was a stoneware pottery

Photo: Pottery Workers.

Photo: pottery.

Links Pottery
David Methven

Workers in Bo'ness Pottery


The Portobello Heritage Trust

(www.portobelloheritagetrust.co.uk)


Photo: kiln opening. Photo: display board. Photo: rebuilt kiln. The majority of Scottish Potteries were located in the central belt of Scotland because the coalfields were there and they provided cheap energy.

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The clay for the white earthenware made at most of the potteries came from Carrickfergus in Northern Ireland.

Image: Scottish Pottery Map.

  • 1 ~ Anderston Pottery c.1830s
  • 2 ~ Annfield Pottery c.1820-1881
  • 3 ~ Barrowfield Pottery 1866-1929
  • 4 ~ Britannia Pottery c.1820-1939
  • 5 ~ Caledonian Pottery 1800-1928
  • 6 ~ Campbellfield Pottery 1881-1901
  • 7 ~ Campsie Ware (City) 1952-1955
  • 8 ~ Campsie Ware (Hillington) 1955-1975
  • 9 ~ Delftfield Pottery 1748-1823
  • 10 Eagle Pottery 1869-1923
  • 11 Elgin & Mile-End Potteries 1855-c.1877
  • 12 The Glasgow Pottery (Bells) 1841-1912
  • 13 Govancroft Pottery c.1911-1976
  • 14 Hydepark & Springburn Potteries 1837-c.1879
  • 15 Kingfield Pottery 1770-c.1835
  • 16 Mountainblue & Mountblue Potteries 1844-c.1890
  • 17 North British Pottery 1861-1904
  • 18 Pighouse Pottery c.1703-c.1791
  • 19 Port Dundas Pottery 1828-1932
  • 20 Possil or Saracen Pottery 1875-1942
  • 21 Star Pottery c.1878-1888
  • 22 Thomson & Rober tson & Co. 1770-c.1782
  • 23 Verreville Pottery 1802-1918
  • 24 Victoria Pottery 1855-1953
  • 25 Wellington Pottery 1797-1934
  • 26 Clyde Pottery 1810-1904
  • 27 Ladyburn Pottery c.1819-1850
  • 28 J. & M. Craig & Co. c.1910s
  • 29 Broomberry Pottery 1846-c.1855
  • 30 Drongan Pottery 1832-1865
  • 31 Cumnock Pottery 1796-1906
  • 32 Cleland Pottery c.1895-c.1911
  • 33 Coats Pottery 1788-c.1818
  • 34 Allander Pottery 1904-1908
  • 35 Dunmore Pottery c.1866-1917
  • 36 Bo’ness Pottery c.1766-c.1880
  • 37 Bridgeness Pottery 1886-1959
  • 38 Grange Pottery 1879-1888
  • 39 Industrial Pottery 1891-1894
  • 40 West Lothian Pottery 1896-c.1920
  • 41 A. W. Buchan & Co. (Portobello) c.1867-1972
  • 42 Jamieson’s / Rathbone’s Pottery c.1790-1856
  • 43 Midlothian Pottery (W. A. Gray & Co.) 1856-1926
  • 44 Newbigging Pottery 1801-c.1930
  • 45 The Auld Kirk Pottery 1750-c.1840
  • 46 Belfield & Co. 1837-c.1930
  • 47 West Pans Pottery 1764-c.1840
  • 48 Fife or Gallatoun Pottery 1790-1928
  • 49 The Links Pottery (Methven’s) c.1800-1928
  • 50 Rosslyn Pottery 1879-1932
  • 51 Sinclairtown Pottery 1869-1930
  • 52 Alloa Pottery c.1783-1907
  • 53 A. W. Buchan & Co. (Crieff) 1972-1999
  • 54 Montrose Pottery c.1800
  • 55 Seaton Pottery 1868-1964