• Looking East along Main Street, Uphall

    Looking East along Main Street, Uphall

  • Old Mill, Uphall

    Old Mill, Uphall

  • West Main Street, Uphall

    West Main Street, Uphall

  • Gala Day at Uphall Public School

    Gala Day at Uphall Public School

  • Uphall from Middleton Lodge

    Uphall from Middleton Lodge

  • Main Street, Uphall

    Main Street, Uphall

  • St Nicholas Church, Uphall

    St Nicholas Church, Uphall

  • Tram on Main Street, Uphall

    Tram on Main Street, Uphall

  • Staff of Uphall Public School

    Staff of Uphall Public School

  • Wyndford Avenue, Uphall

    Wyndford Avenue, Uphall

  • Millers Bridge, Uphall

    Millers Bridge, Uphall

  • Officers (NCO's and Men) - No 7 Platoon in Uphall - 1942

    Officers (NCO's and Men) - No 7 Platoon in Uphall - 1942

  • The Gates, Main Street, Uphall

    The Gates, Main Street, Uphall

  • Uphall Main Street

    Uphall Main Street

  • Burnside Road, Uphall

    Burnside Road, Uphall

  • Burnside Road, Uphall

    Burnside Road, Uphall

  • Middleton Hall, Uphall

    Middleton Hall, Uphall

  • Looking East along Main Street, Uphall

    Looking East along Main Street, Uphall

  • Ecclesmachan Road, Uphall

    Ecclesmachan Road, Uphall

  • West Main Street, Uphall

    West Main Street, Uphall

  • Uphall Gala Day Parade, July 1926

    Uphall Gala Day Parade, July 1926

  • Looking West along Main Street, Uphall

    Looking West along 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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