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Memorials

War Memorials To Miners Who Worked At Specified Collieries Or Towns

Baillieston Library Miner Spanish Civil War Photo KeeganBaillieston Library, Main Street, Baillieston (A89), Glasgow
Note There are two memorials to Spanish Civil War which carry the names of miners involved in and who died in the Spanish Civil. As they are not mining / miner specific memorials they have not been included in this list. One memorial is in Glasgow and the other in Kirkcaldy.
Balgonie Colliery and Estate Photo BalgonieVictoria Hall, Main Street, Coaltown of Balgonie, Fife
SCWBlantyre Miners
Spanish Civil War
Photo BalgonieBlantyre Miners Welfare, Calder Street, Blantyre, South Lanarkshire

Halls

SCWIrvine Library Miner Spanish Civil War JS-SCWIrvine Library, High Street, Irvine, North Lanarkshire
Kirkconnel Miners Memorial Hall Photo-LochoreNeedle Street, Kirkconnel, Dumfries and Galloway
Lochore  (Mary Pit) Photo-LochoreLochore Miners Institute, Lochleven Road, Lochore
Seafield Oil Works PhotoSeafield Community Centre, Seafield, West Lothian
Standburn (Muiravonside and Redford Collieries) StandburnStandburn village on B825 between Avonbridge and A801, Falkirk

Politicians / Union Men with Mining Links

Andrew Fisher 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
Andrew Fisher A-FisherMemorial Cairn to east side of B7521 just north of Kilmarnock Road, Crosshouse, East Ayrshire
Andrew Fisher James BrownAndrew Fisher Library, Annandale Gardens, south of B7081, Crosshouse, By Kilmarnock, East Ayrshire
James Brown MP James BrownAnnbank,  South  Ayrshire - James Brown, (1862 – 1939) Scottish Labour politician and Secretary of the Ayrshire Miners' Union and of the Scottish Miners' National Union
James Stirling Keir HardyCurfew Bell, Leadhills, South Lanarkshire
Keir Hardie Keir HardyKeir Hardie Memorial Primary School, Motherwell, North Lanarkshire
Keir Hardie Keir HardyKeir Hardie Sports Centre, Main Street Holytown, North Lanarkshire
Keir Hardie Keir HardyStatue of Keir Hardie, Cumnock Town Hall, Glaisknock Street, Cumnock, East Ayrshire
Keir Hardie Keir HardyKeir Hardy Room, The Baird Institute, 3 Lugar Street, Cumnock, East Ayrshire
Mick McGahey Mick McGaheyMichael "Mick" McGahey, Main Street, Cambuslang, South Lanarkshire
Mick McGahey McGaheyMichael "Mick" McGahey, George V Park, Bonnyrigg, Midlothian
Robert Smillie SmillieMemorial Arch, Broomhill Gate / Gallowhill Road, Larkhall, South Lanarkshire
Robert Smillie SmillieRobert Smillie Memorial Primary School, Glen Avenue, Larkhall, South Lanarkshire

Miners' Strike

Miners’ Strike 1984 - 85 Keir HardyEast Main Street,  Whitburn, (A705) West Lothian
Miners’ Strike 1984 - 85 Photo-Lochore-StrikeLochore Meadows, Ballingray, Fife
Miner’s Strike 1984 - 85 Plaque in Bowhill Community Centre, Station Road, Bowhill, Fife.

Others

Cardowan Colliery Glasgow
Miner Killed in
New Zealand
WatsonBench at North Inch, Perth, Perth and Kinross
Peter J Rodger 1970 - 2010
Prestonpans East Lothian  - Designs selected.
Mining the Lothians 800 Years Photo PrestonpansCampview, Danderhall, Midlothian
Woolmet and Monkton Hall workers Photo PrestonpansCampview, Danderhall, Midlothian
Woolmet Miners Photo BingOn the restored Woolmet Bing near Danderhall, Midlothian
Hutch and Plaque have now gone

Suggested / Planned Memorials

Prestonpans, East Lothian  - Designs selected
Rutherglen, South Lanarkshire
Cardowan Colliery, Glasgow
Fauldhouse Area
To Obtain Information
Cumnock Shopping Precinct
Highhouse Industrial Site
File updated 27.7.2016
Brora, Sutherland
Statue of miner and farm worker, Dalkeith
Hutches and mining equipment at A92 / B925 Roundabout, Crossgates, Fife

Note 1 – There was a mining memorial at Cambuslang Industrial estate, there was another at Blackridge on cycle path near Blackridge, West Lothian. The latter was demlolished during the construction of the Bathgate to Airdrie railway, and, a base of memorial remains at Woolmet Bing, Midlothian.

Note 2 – There are two memorials to Spanish Civil War which carry the names of miners involved in and who died in the Spanish Civil. As they are not mining / miner specific memorials they have not been included in this list. One memorial is in Glasgow and the other in Kirkcaldy.

Note 3 -  Hutch and benches, north of Dysart, Fife are an entry feature to town. 

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