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Binnend

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Binnend, also known as Binnend Village and The Binn, is an abandoned industrial village located two miles north of Burntisland in Fife. It was established in the late 1870s to house workers at the nearby shale oil extraction works. History The shale works at Binnend broke ground in 1878. The village was established a few years later to house workers and their families. Shale was extracted from mines and loaded into retorts to be heated for oil extraction. The works also had factories where oil and wax products were manufactured. These included fertiliser made of ammonia, naptha to make rubber and paint, lubrications and oils for burning, and candles. After the oil works closed in 1892 the population of Binnend Village began to decline as work was no longer available. The land was sold to the Whinnyhall Estate. The Village was briefly used in the First World War. Houses were used for Admiralty staff who were working at Ro
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