Andrew Fisher was a miner and trade union man
He went on to become Prime Minister of Australia 3 times between 1908 and 1915
Andrew Fisher Memorial Cairn and Bench, Crosshouse village, By Kilmarnock, East Ayrshire.
Andrew Fisher 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
Cairn, Stone with Library in the background
James Brown, (1862 – 1939)
Scottish Labour politician
and Secretary of the Ayrshire Miners' Union and of the Scottish Miners' National Union
James Brown, OBE PC DL (16 December 1862 – 21 March 1939) was a Scottish Labour politician.
Educated at Annbank Public School, he was Secretary of the Ayrshire Miners' Union and of the Scottish Miners' National Union. He unsuccessfully contested North Ayrshire in January 1910 and was the Member of Parliament (MP) for South Ayrshire from 1918–1931 and from 1935 until his death.
He was awarded the OBE in 1917, appointed a Privy Counsellor in 1930. He was Lord High Commissioner to the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland in 1924, 1930 and 1931.
He was granted the Freedom of the Royal Burgh of Ayr in 1930, and of Girvan in 1931 and was awarded an Honorary LLD by the University of Glasgow in 1931. He was a Deputy Lieutenant of Ayrshire.
His life story "From Pit To Palace" by Alexander Gammie was published in 1931.
Memorial at Bonnyrigg
Michael "Mick" McGahey (29 May 1925 – 30 January 1999) was a Scottish miners' leader and lifelong Communist, with a distinctive gravelly voice. He described himself as "a product of my class and my movement".
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