East Kilbride - Dedicated to the Six Men from That Town Killed in the Udston Disaster
Priestknowe Roundabout, East Kilbride, South Lanarkshire
(junction of Whitemoss Ave, West Mains Rd, Stuart St, Churchill Ave)
Caused, it is thought, by unauthorised shot firing, the explosion is said to be Scotland's second worst coal mining disaster.
Keir Hardie, then Secretary of the Scottish Miners' Federation, denounced the deaths as murder a few days later.
In Commemoration Of
The Six Men From East Kilbride
Who Lost Their Lives In The
Udston Colliery Disaster
On Saturday 28 May 1887
William Babes, 41, miner, East Kilbride. Married and seven of a family. Burning and suffocation.
Robert Jarvie, 31, miner, Maxwelltown, East Kilbride. Single. Burning and suffocation.
James M'Culloch, 15, miner, East Kilbride. Single. Burning and suffocation. Both arms fractured.
Felix Torley, 40, miner, Long Calderwood, East Kilbride. Married. Burning and suffocation.
South Lanarkshire Council Offices, Brandon Gate, Brandon Street, Hamilton
Unfortunately the Memorial Has Gone
Bothie structure which was at Blackridge West Lothian on the Airdrie - Bathgate Railway Line.
I suspect the copyright is that of West Lothian Council who supplied me with the photo. Trying to find out what happened to it when the railway was built as it is mentioned in the EIA for the railway line.
Sculpture Title - Bothie by Stephanie Bourne
Condition - Very Poor (no photograph was included in report as the author stated it was too wet)
Foundations - None
Type of location - Intimate
Engineer Findings - Not worth evaluation. It is in a poor condition.
The general process we went through to decommission any artworks that were in such a poor condition was that we contacted the artist and offered them the chance to remove the materials. Some responded saying no thank and others we did not hear from or were unable to track them down. In all cases the decommissioned artworks were disposed of via our waste management process.
Winchburgh Shale Miners
Winchburgh, West Lothian
Shale mining commenced in the area in 1875 and continued until the early 1960s.
Centrepiece of the memorial is the former font which was a part of the village’s original
World War One memorial and which lay abandoned in the churchyard for many years.
In Winchburgh Village Churchyard, Winchburgh, West Lothian