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Addiewell and Loganlea Memorial Garden PhotoAddiewell and Loganlea Memorial Garden Moorlands Gardens, Loganlea, West Lothian
Airdrie Commonhead Disaster
Photo Mosside23 Jul 1850 - Commonside Street (opposite Commonhead Lane), Airdrie, North Lanarkshire
Airdrie Mosside Disaster
Photo Mosside22 Sep 1939 - Leaend Road, Airdrie, North Lanarkshire
Airdrie Mosside Disaster Photo Mosside22 Sep 1938 - Whinhall, Park Crescent, Airdrie, North Lanarkshire
Allanton, Kingshill Miners Photo AllantonKingshill Miners, Allanton Miner Industial Heritage Sculpture
Annbank, James Brown MP James BrownWeston Avenue, Annbank, (B744)  South Ayrshire. James Brown, (1862 – 1939) Scottish Labour politician and Secretary of the Ayrshire Miners' Union and of the Scottish Miners' National Union
Danderhall, 800 Years Mining in the Lothians Coalfields Photo 800-YearsCampview, Danderhall, Midlothian
Auchengeich Disaster
Photo-AuchengeighInfo18 Sep 1959 - Auchengeich Miners’ Welfare, Gartferry Road, Moodiesburn, North Lanarkshire
Auchengeich Disaster
Photo-AuchengeighInfo18 Sep 1959 - Condorrat Wall, by roundabout, North Road, Condorrat, North Lanarkshire
Auchenharvie Disaster
Photo-Auchenharvie2 Aug 1895 - Auchenharvie Golf Course, Stevenston, North Ayrshire
Auchinleck Memorial Garden and walkway Photo AuchinleckWell Road, Auchinleck, East Ayrshire
Auchinleck Photo AuchinleckRoundabout (A76)  Mauchline Road, Auchinleck
Baillieston Library Miner Spanish Civil War Photo KeeganBaillieston Library, Main Street, Baillieston (A89), Glasgow
Balgonie Colliery and Estate Photo BalgonieVictoria Hall, Main Street, Coaltown of Balgonie, Fife
Barony Colliery
See Also A Day at Barony
BaronyInfo1908-1989 - Barony Colliery, Auchinleck, East Ayrshire
Barrwood Disaster
Photo-Barrwood8 Mar 1878 - Kilsyth Parish Church Cemetery, Howe Road, Kilsyth, North Lanarkshire
Benarty Photo BenartyBallingray, Fife  (East of B920 opposite junction with Hill Road)
Benston Disasters
Quarrelton 25 Jul 1860 - Wee Wood, Johnstone, Renfrewshire   (Quarrelton Road / Beith Road junction) - [Joint memorial with Quarelton Disaster]
Benwhat Village Photo AuchinleckSite of Benwhat village, off A713 north- west of Dalmellington, East Ayrshire (June 2013) One of a number of villages created in the Doon Valley of Ayrshire by the Dalmellington Iron Company in the mid to late 19th century
Bilston Entry and Information PhotoClark Street, Loanhead, Midlothian
Bilston Glen Miners PhotoClark Street, Loanhead, Midlothian
Blackridge Bothie BlackridgeBothie structure which was at Blackridge West Lothian on the Airdrie - Bathgate Railway Line.
Blairhall Photo BlairhallRintoul Avenue, Blairhall, Fife
Blantrye - (Centenary) CentenaryBlantyre was also the scene of two further disasters in 1878 and 1879
Blantrye Disaster (centenary) Photo-BlantyreBlantyre (centenary) 22 Oct 1877 Blantyre High Cross, Blantyre, South Lanarkshire
Blantrye Disaster
Photo-Blantyre CemetryHigh Blantyre Cemetery, Blantyre, South Lanarkshire
22 Oct 1877 & 2 Jul 1879
Blantrye Disaster Photo-Blantyre ChurchStained glass windows in St Joseph’s RC Church, Mayberry Place, Blantyre, South Lanarkshire
Blantyre Photo-Blantyre DAnce22 Oct 1877 - Statue at Westerpark Avenue, opposite Helmsdale Close, at the Hamilton Technology Park, Hamilton
SCWBlantyre Miners Spanish Civil War Photo-BlantyreBlantyre Miners Welfare, Calder Street, Blantyre, South Lanarkshire
Blantrye Photo-BlantyreBlantyre Miners Welfare, Calder Street, Blantyre, South Lanarkshire
Bo’ness Mines and Miners Bo’nessCorner of Union Street and Seaview Place, Bo’ness, Falkirk
Bo’ness, St Catharine's Episcopal Church Bo’nessIndustries Window, St. Catharine’s Episcopal Church, Cadzow Crescent, Bo’ness, Falkirk
Bothwell Castle Colliery Photo Bothwell-CastleBothwell Village Community Hall, Fallside Road, Bothwell, South Lanarkshire
Bothwell Castle Miners Photo Bothwell-CastleColliery Hutch, Village Community Hall, Fallside Road , Bothwell , South Lanarkshire
Bothwell Castle Miners Photo Bothwell-CastleFlower Garden, Blantyre Road and B7071 Bothwell Road, Bothwell, South Lanarkshire
Bothwellhaugh Village Photo BothwellhaughBothwellhaugh Village in Strathclyde Country, nr Bothwell. South Lanarkshire
Bowhill Disaster
Photo Bowhill31 Oct 1931 - Bowhill Cemetery, Bowhill, Fife
Bowhill  Disaster
Photo Bowhill(RC Miners Killed) - 6 Aug 1913 St Kentigern’s RC Cemetery, directly north of access on Tresta Road, Glasgow
Bowhill Hutch and Wheel JamphlarsBowhill View, Cardenden, Fife
Bowhill Plaque 1 (Jamphlars) JamphlarsBowhill, Fife (at Hutch and wheel)
Bowhill Plaque 2 JamphlarsBowhill, Fife  (at Hutch and wheel)
Broxburn / Uphall PhotoNorth side of Goshen Place (A899) at boundary of Broxburn and Uphall, West Lothian
Broxburn and Uphall Photo Shale PeopleShale People murals along and either side of A899 in Uphall and Broxburn, West Lothian
Broxburn and Uphall Photo Shale PeopleShale Industry in West Lothian. On the junction between Uphall and Broxburn on the main road through the towns (north side of Goshen Place (A899) at boundary of Broxburn and Uphall, West Lothian). Shown as model in Public Art book.
Burngrange Disaster
Photo10 Jan 1947 - Town Centre (A71), West Calder, West Lothian
Burngrange 10 Jan 1947 - Seafield Community Centre, Seafield, West Lothian
Burngrange Photo 10 Jan 1947 - Seafield Bowling Club, Seafield, West Lothian
Cadder Disaster Photo6 Aug 1913 - Cadder Cemetery, corner of A803 and Crosshill Road, Bishopbriggs, East Dunbartonshire
Cadder Disaster Photo6 Aug 1913 - Centenary Memorial Bishopbriggs Library, Kirkintilloch Road, Bishopbriggs,  East Dunbartonshire
Cadder (RC Miners Killed) St Kentigern’s RC Cemetery, directly north of access on Tresta Road, Glasgow
Cadder Disaster Photo#Lambhill6 Aug 1913 - Centenary Memorial Lambhill Stables, Balmore Road, Glasgow
Cairntable Village PhotoB730, South of Drongan, East Ayrshire
Cambuslang CambuslangMiners Monument, Hamilton Road, Cambuslang, South Lanarkshire
Cardowan Memorial
Photo-BarrwoodCardowan Memorial Stepps, Unveiled 19-Oct-2019
Child Miners of Scotland  PhotoCampview, Danderhall, Midlothian
Coaltown of Wymess WymessMain Street (A955) at its junction with Lochhead Pit Road
Coatbridge Sculptures
Coatbridge-59Coatbridge Sculptures
DonibristleCowdenbeath, Fife 
Cowie Photo CowieMain Street, Cowie, Stirlingshire  (opposite Community Centre)
Crossgates Community Garden Crossgates Community GardenWymess
CroyCroy welcomes new Miners' Memorial, Croy, North Lanarkshire
Cumnock, Glaisknock Shopping Centre Photo GlaisknockGlaisknock Shopping Centre, Cumnock, East Ayrshire (Centre to be demolished soon)
Dailly  Photo DailllyInfoDailly, South Ayrshire (Corner of West End and Bridge Street, B741)
Benwhat Village
Dalmellington BenwhatSouth of Carspharin Road (A713) by  War Memorial Bellsbank Road, Dalmellington, East Ayrshire
Dalmellington Hutch Dalmellington Hutch Dalmellington Hutch - Dalmellington Community Council presented a Miners Hutch and Bench to the Parish
Dalmellington  Mining Villages Photo StonesStanding Stones to 7 mining villages in Doon Valley (1999), off A713 north of Dalmellington, East Ayrshire
Donibristle Disaster
Donibristle26 Aug 1901 - Bridge Street, Cowdenbeath, Fife  (west of road into Cowdenbeath from A92)
Dumbreck Disaster
Photo DumbreckInfo Bumbreck30 Jan 1938 - Kilsyth Cemetery, Howe Road, Kilsyth, North Lanarkshire (Drumbreck on memorial)
East Lothian Mines on Pencaitland Railway Walk
Carberry to West Saltoun
PhotoEast Lothian Mines on Pencaitland Railway Walk Memorials to Oxenford Pit, Bellyford Pit, Limeyands Pit, Meadow Pit, Elphinstone (Bog, Howden, Fleets Pits), Ormiston Station Pit,Woodhall Pit, Huntlaw Pit Carberry to West Saltoun, East Lothian
Easthouses Miners Photo-EastEasthouses Industrial Estate, Midlothian
Fallin Photo FallinOpposite junction with Castle View, Fallin, Stirlingshire
Fauldhead Colliery PhotoMain Street, Kirkconnel, Dumfries and Galloway
Fauldhouse (Fallahill) Disaster Photo 20 Oct 1902 - Miners Welfare, Bathgate Road, Fauldhouse, West Lothian
Fishcross Photo FallinFishcross, Clackmannanshire  (In Park at Lawswell, east of Alloa Road)
Fisher, Andrew A-FisherMemorial Cairn to east side of B7521 just north of Kilmarnock Road, Crosshouse, East Ayrshire
Fisher, Andrew AF-PMA-FisherAndrew Fisher Memorial Cairn and Bench, Crosshouse village, By Kilmarnock, East Ayrshire. Andrew was a miner and trade union man born in Crosshouse near Kilmarnock, he went on to become Prime Minister of Australia 3 times between 1908 and 1915 and a High Commissioner thereafter. Fisher's second government between 1910 and 1913 completed a vast legislative programme which made him, along with Protectionist Alfred Deakin, the founder of the statutory structure of the new nation - See Wikipedia
Fisher, Andrew James BrownAndrew Fisher Library, Annandale Gardens, south of B7081, Crosshouse, By Kilmarnock, East Ayrshire
Frances 'A' Frame Photo FrancesOff and to the south of A955 east of Dysart
Frances Colliery Photo FrancesOn Coastal Path at Edington Place, Dysart, Fife
Galston Galstone-PicGalston and Loudoun Parishes - Barr Street, Galston, East Ayrshire
Gilmerton GilmertonGilmerton is a suburb of Edinburgh, about 4 miles southeast of the city centre. The "tombstone" at Gilmerton Crossroads
Glenburn Photo PrestwickJunction of Shaw Road and Langcroft Avenue, Prestwick, South Ayrshire
Glencraig Photo LochgellyOn east side of B920 north of Lochgelly, Fife at farm road to Inchgall Farm
Glencraig Village Photo LochgellyIn memory of the lives lost - On east side of B920 north of Lochgelly
Glenrothes Photo Rothes-HallsRothes Halls, Kingdom Centre, Glenrothes, Fife
Glenrothes Underpass Rothes-UnderpassWestburn Avenue Underpass, Glenrothes, Fife
Gorebridge Miners GorebridgeGorebridge Memorial, Midlothian
Harthill PhotoWest Main Street / Bank Road, Harthill, North Lanarkshire
Hardie, Keir Keir HardyKeir Hardie Memorial Primary School, Motherwell, North Lanarkshire
Hardie, Keir Keir HardyKeir Hardie Sports Centre, Main Street Holytown, North Lanarkshire
Hardie, Keir Keir HardyStatue of Keir Hardie, Cumnock Town Hall, Glaisknock Street, Cumnock, East Ayrshire
Hardie, Keir Keir HardyKeir Hardy Room, The Baird Institute, 3 Lugar Street, Cumnock, East Ayrshire
SCWIrvine Library Miner Spanish Civil War JS-SCWIrvine Library, High Street, Irvine, North Lanarkshire
James A. Ritchie RitchieStained glass window, Uddingston Parish Church, Old Glasgow Road, Uddingston, South Lanarkshire
Kames Disaster
Photo19 Nov 1957 - Bench in New Muirkirk New Cemetery, Glasgow Road, Muirkirk, East Ayrshire
Kelty Collieries PhotoEntrance to Blairadam Forrest, nr Kelty, Fife (B914 Kelty to Saline west of M90)
Kelty Miners PhotoNow outside new Kelty Library, 80 – 82 Main Street, Kelty, Fife
Kilsyth Miners Memorial Park Photo-KilsythCharles St & East Burnside St, Kilsyth, North Lanarkshire
Kinglassie KinglassieKinglassie, Entry Feature to What Was a Mining Museum in Kinglassie, Fife
Kingseat PhotoAt junction of Main Street (B912) and Church Street, Kingseat, Fife
Kingshill Miners, Allanton Photo AllantonKingshill Miners, Allanton Miner Industial Heritage Sculpture
Kirkconnel WheelMine Head Wheel, Between Polveach Terrace and Main Street, Kirkconnel, Dumfries and Galloway
Kirkconnel PhotoMine 'A' Frame, Auchengour Allotments, Kelloholm, Kirkconnel
Kirkconnel WheelFauldhead Colliery Memorial, Kirkconnel
Kirkconnel Miners Memorial Hall Photo-LochoreNeedle Street, Kirkconnel, Dumfries and Galloway
Knockshinnoch Disaster
PhotoInfo Knockshinnoch7 Sep 1950 - Knockshinnoch Colliery site, New Cumnock, East Ayrshire
Lady Blanch Pit Photo Lady Blanch PlaqueCurrently in Dysart Town Hall. Permanent site proposed at Howard Place, Rectory Lane, Dysart, Fife
Lindsay Disaster
Photo14 Dec 1957 - Junction of Station Road and A909, Kelty, Fife
Livingston Paraffin Harvester
PhotoAt an entry to Almondvale Centre next to Primark, off Almondvale Boulevard, West Lothian
Lochgelly   PhotoLochgelly Square, Lochgelly, Fife
Lochore  (Mary Pit) Photo-LochoreLochore Miners Institute, Lochleven Road, Lochore, Fife
WWI War Memorial, Dedicated to the Men of Mary Pit
Lochore Meadows Country Park Photo-LochoreLochore Meadows, Ballingary, Fife  (at entrance and in park)
Mary Pit Photo-Mary-PitMary Pit, Lochore Meadows
Mauricewood Disaster
Photo-Mauricewood5 Sep 1889 - Mauricewood Road, Penicuik, Midlothian
McGahey, Mick Mick McGaheyMichael "Mick" McGahey, Part of Cambuslang Memorial, Hamilton Road, Cambuslang, South Lanarkshire
McGahey, Mick McGaheyMichael "Mick" McGahey, George V Park, Bonnyrigg, Midlothian
Michael Disaster
Photo-MichaelInfo Michael9 Sep 1967 - Main Road, East Wemyss, Fife 
(south of Main Road at St Mary’s Terrace)
(The Carbon Tower)
Photo-MillerhillVillage Square south of Old Craighall Road, Millerhill. Midlothian
Miner Killed in
New Zealand
WatsonBench at Back Wynd Car Park, crossroads Gowrie Street and East Bridge Street, Perth, Perth and Kinross
Peter J Rodger 1970 - 2010
Miners Of The World Memorial Hutch Photo Miners Of The WorldCrowhill Road, Bishopbriggs, East Dunbartonshire
Miner’s Strike 1984 - 85 Photo BowhillPlaque in Bowhill Community Centre, Station Road, Bowhill, Fife.
Miners’ Strike 1984 - 85 Photo-Lochore-StrikeLochore Meadows, Ballingray, Fife
Miners’ Strike 1984 - 85 Keir HardyEast Main Street,  Whitburn, (A705) West Lothian
Monktonhall Miners Photo MonktonhallCampview, Danderhall, Midlothian
Muirkirk PhotoMain Street, Muirkirk, East Ayrshire (north side of Main Street 100 yds west of Glasgow Road)
Muirkirk PhotoMuirkirk Heritage Park, Muirkirk, East Ayrshire  (Main Street at Glasgow Road)
Muirkirk (Smallburn) PhotoSmalburn Heritage Park nr Muirkirk, East Ayrshire
Newcraighall Photo-NewcraighallMain Street, Newcraighall, Edinburgh
Newton Photo-NewtonRedlawood Road Park, Newton, nr Cambuslang, South Lanarkshire
Newtongrange Photo-NewtongrangeMain Street, Newtongrange, Midlothian
New Cumnock Photo NCGlaisknock Shopping Centre, Cumnock
New Cumnock Photo NCNew Cumnock Mineworkers Who Lost Their Lives
Nitshill Disaster
Nitshill Photo15 Mar 1851 - Nitshill Road, Glasgow  (west of A726 at Nitshill Railway Station)
Out in the Open
Livingston Landmark Project
PhotoWL LogoThe Livingston Landmark Project
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Patna - The Heritage of Patna Photo PatnaPatna - The Heritage of Patna
Plean Photo-PleanMain Street, Plean, Stirlingshire (west end of High Street)
Plean Disaster Photo-PleanPlean Disaster - 13 July 1922 - Main Street, (near Primary School)
Plean Disaster Photo-Plean 2Main Street, Plean, Stirlingshire (west end of High Street)
Polmaise  Colliery Photo MonktonhallPolmaise Colliery Museum, Fallin, Stirlinghire
Prestongrange Colliery Families at Prestonpans Photo Prestonpans MuralOn the south side of Prestonpans High Street (B1348) just east of junction with Prestongrange Road
Prestonpans Industries Photo PrestonpansHigh Street, Prestonpans, East Lothian
Prestonpans Mining Photo PrestonpansTriangular area junction of Schaw Road and Bankton Terrace (B1361), Prestonpans, East Lothian
Quarrelton 2 May 1818 - Wee Wood, Johnstone, Renfrewshire   (Quarrelton Road / Beith Road junction) - [Joint memorial with Benston Disaster]
Quarter Photo QuarterQuarter Church, Quarter, South Lanarkshire
Randolph Wemyss Memorial Hospital WemyssWellesley Road, Buckhaven, Fife
Redding Disaster 
Q-B25 Sep 1923 - Redding Cross, Redding Road and Main Street, Redding, nr Falkirk
Rigside PhotoAt side of A70 at entry to Rigside village, South Lanarkshire
Ritchie, James A. RitchieStained glass window, Uddingston Parish Church, Old Glasgow Road, Uddingston, South Lanarkshire
Rowanburn Photo-RowanburnAt side of A6357, Rowanburn, north of Canonbie, Dumfries and Galloway (Memorial to Samuel Lindsay, Killed at Rowanburn Pit, 1922)
Sauchie Photo-SauchieSauchie, Clackmannanshire  (Mar Place and Fairfield Rd)
Scottish Parliament ParliamentMiners Call for National Memorial at - ITV
Seafield Colliery PhotoBowhouse Drive, Kirkcaldy, Fife
Seafield Disaster
Photo-Glenrothes10 May 1973 - CISWO Club, Kingdom Way, Glenrothes, Fife
Seafield Oil Works PhotoSeafield Community Centre, Seafield, West Lothian
Sea Mine Sea-MineWWII at West Wemyss in Fife
Shotts Photo MossideIn pavement at Dykehead Cross, Station Road, Shotts, North Lanarkshire
Shotts (The Backshift) Shotts-BackIn park south of Health Centre, Station Road (B717), Shotts, North Lanarkshire
Skares PhotoSkares, on B7046 south west of Cumnock, East Ayrshire
Smillie, Robert SmillieMemorial Arch and Park, Broomhill Gate / Gallowhill Road, Larkhall, South Lanarkshire
Smillie, Robert SchoolRobert Smillie Memorial Primary School, Glen Avenue, Larkhall, South Lanarkshire
Standburn (Muiravonside and Redford Collieries) StandburnStandburn village on B825 between Avonbridge and A801, Falkirk
Stanrigg Disaster
Stanrigg9 Jul 1918 - Stanrigg Plains, North Lanarkshire (on side of back road off A89 just east of Plains)
Stanrigg Disaster StanriggStanrigg9 Jul 1918 - Stanrigg Memorial Park, Meikle Drumgray Road, Wattston, North Lanarkshire
Stanrigg Disaster StanriggStanrigg9 Jul 1918 - Stanrigg Memorial Community Hall and Sports Centre, Greengairs, North Lanarkshire
Stanrigg Disaster New StanriggStanrigg9 Jul 1918 - Stanrigg New Memorial, Greengairs Rd, Wattston
Stanrigg Disaster New StanriggAirdrie Mining Memorial, 9 Jul 1918
Stirling, James Keir HardyCurfew Bell, Leadhills, South Lanarkshire
Stoneyburn and Bents PhotoIn Foulshiels Park, Stoneyburn and Bents, West Lothian
Tranent TranentTranent, (Trevernent) A Place of Great Importance, East Lothian
The Mining of coal has been taking place in and around tranent since at least 1200
Townhill Park Dunfermline Photo-Townhill ParkMining Heritage Garden, Townhill, near Dunfermline, Fife
Uddingston Window UddingstonUddingston Parish Church
Udston  Disaster Photo - Udston28 May 1887 - South Lanarkshire Council Offices, Brandon Gate, Brandon Street, Hamilton, South Lanarkshire
Udston Disaster
Photo - Udston28 May 1887 - Priestknowe Roundabout, East Kilbride, South Lanarkshire (junction of Whitemoss Av, West Mains Rd, Stuart St, Churchill Avenue
Valleyfield Disaster Photo-High-Valley28 May 1887 - Valleyfield Avenue, High Valleyfield
Valleyfield Disaster Photo28 May 1887 - Plaque in Valleyfield Club, Kinloss Court, High Valleyfield, Fife
Valleyfield Disaster Photo-Valleyfield-Sch28 May 1887 - Memorial Garden, St Serfs RC Primary School, Preston Street, High Valleyfield, Fife
Valleyfield PhotoValleyfield Mine Site, Newmills, Fife (South of B9037, just west of Newmills)
Wallyford WallyfordSalters’ Road, Wallyford, East Lothian
Watson No.3 Colliery WatsonCorner of Watsonville Park and Barrie Street (off A721), Motherwell, North Lanarkshire
West Wemyss - Sea Mine Sea-MineWest Wemyss, 5 Miners Killed by a Sea Mine During WWII
Whin Hall WhinWhin Hall Memorial, Airdrie, North Lanarkshire
Whitburn PhotoMarket Place, Armadale Road, (A706) Whitburn, West Lothian
Winchburgh Shale Miners Photo-WinchburghIn Winchburgh Village Churchyard, Winchburgh, West Lothian
Woolmet Miners and workers Photo MonktonhallCampview, Danderhall, Midlothian
Woolmet Colliery Photo WoolmetCampview, Danderhall, Midlothian