This map of the Auchenharvie pits was drawn by the colliery manager after an accident in 1895. The low road from Saltcoats to Stevenson and the GSW Railway are still in the same place and Auchenharvie Academy sits roughly where Seabank is shown.
The Cheese Wedge or Cheese Hill was at Pit Number 4 and I think was part of the winding mechanism for the lift. Also (much later) about the same place was the dog track - which I think was called Grand View - my brother worked there, and made a lot of money from side bets, in the early sixties. The pits and the dog track are long gone and the whole place is now covered by Auchenharvie Golf Course and a Caravan Park.
There is an excellent booklet on the Auchenharvie Colliery by Stenlake Publishing:
Hughson, Irene The Auchenharvie Colliery, An Early History, Stenlake, 1996, pp36. Pb. NEW. A carefully researched history. £3.95 ISBN 1 872074 58 8
I think you can get this from them by mail order.
Scott McCallum - Glasgow