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Baillieston Library Miner Spanish Civil War Photo KeeganBaillieston Library, Main Street, Baillieston (A89), Glasgow
Blantyre Disaster
(RC miners) 22 Oct 1877
PhotoDalbeth Cemetery, London Road, Glasgow (buried north west corner Section 9 in 11 lairs)
Cadder Disaster
(RC miners) 6 Aug 1913
PhotoSt Kentigern’s RC Cemetery, directly north of access on Tresta Road, Glasgow
6 Aug1913
PhotoCentenary Memorial  Lambhill Stables, Balmore Road, Glasgow
Nitshill Disaster
15 Mar 1851
Nitshill PhotoNitshill Road, Glasgow  (west of A726 at Nitshill Railway Station)


800 Years Mining in the Lothians Coalfields Photo PrestonpansCampview, Danderhall, Midlothian
Bilston Glen Miners Photo BilstonClark Street, Loanhead, Midlothian
Child Miners of Scotland PhotoCampview, Danderhall, Midlothian
Easthouses Miners Photo-EastEasthouses Industrial Estate, Midlothian
Mauricewood Disaster
5 Sep 1889
Photo-MauricewoodMauricewood Road, Penicuik, Midlothian
Mick McGahey Photo-MauricewoodGeorge V Park, Bonnyrigg, Midlothian
Millerhill Photo-MillerhillNew Public Artwork has been Unveiled at Millerhill at Shawfair, Midlothian
Monktonhall Miners Photo MonktonhallCampview, Danderhall, Midlothian
Newtongrange Photo-NewtongrangeMain Street, Newtongrange, Midlothian
Woolmet Miners and workers Photo PrestonpansCampview, Danderhall, Midlothian
Woolmet Colliery Photo BingOn the restored Woolmet Bing near Danderhall, Midlothian
Hutch and Plaque have now gone

North Ayrshire

Auchenharvie Disaster
2 Aug 1895 
Photo-AuchenharvieAuchenharvie Golf Course, Stevenston, North Ayrshire
SCWIrvine Library Miner Spanish Civil War JS-SCWIrvine Library, High Street, Irvine, North Ayrshire

North Lanarkshire

Allanton Sculpture
Oct 2017
Photo-AllantonAllanton Miner Industial Heritage Sculpture - By John McKenna 2017
Auchengeich Disaster
18 Sep 1959
Photo-AuchengeighInfoAuchengeich Miners’ Welfare, Gartferry Road, Moodiesburn, North Lanarkshire
Auchengeich Disaster
18 Sep 1959
Photo-AuchengeighInfoCondorrat Wall, by roundabout, North Road, Condorrat, North Lanarkshire
Barrwood Disaster
8 Mar 1878
Photo-BarrwoodKilsyth Parish Church Cemetery, Kilsyth, North Lanarkshire
Commonhead Disaster
23 Jul 1850
Photo MossideCommonside Street (opposite Commonhead Lane), Airdrie, North Lanarkshire
Dumbreck Disaster
30 Jan 1938
Photo DumbreckInfo BumbreckKilsyth Cemetery, Howe Road, Kilsyth, North Lanarkshire (Drumbreck on memorial)
Harthill PhotoWest Main Street / Bank Road, Harthill, North Lanarkshire
Keir Hardie Keir HardyKeir Hardie Memorial Primary School, Motherwell, North Lanarkshire
Keir Hardie Keir HardyKeir Hardie Sports Centre, Main Street Holytown, North Lanarkshire
Kilsyth Miners Memorial Park Photo-KilsythCharles St and East Burnside St, Kilsyth, North Lanarkshire
Mosside Disaster
22 Sep 1939
Photo MossideLeaend Road, Airdrie, North Lanarkshire
Shotts Photo MossideDykehead Cross, Station Road, Shotts, North Lanarkshire
Stanrigg Disaster
9 Jul 1918
StanriggPlains, North Lanarkshire (on side of back road off A89 just east of Plains)
Stanrigg Disaster
9 Jul 1918
StanriggStanrigg Memorial Park, Meikle Drumgray Road, Wattston, North Lanarkshire
Stanrigg Disaster
9 Jul 1918
StanriggStanrigg Memorial Community Hall and Sports Centre, Greengairs, North Lanarkshire
Watson No.3 Colliery WatsonCorner of Watsonville Park and Barrie Street (off A721), Motherwell, North Lanarkshire


Miner Killed in
New Zealand
WatsonBench at North Inch, Perth, Perth and Kinross - Peter J Rodger 1970 - 2010


Benston Disasters
25 Jul 1860
Quarrelton Wee Wood, Johnstone, Renfrewshire   (Quarrelton Road / Beith Road junction) - [Joint memorial with Quarelton Disaster]
2 May 1818
Quarrelton Wee Wood, Johnstone, Renfrewshire   (Quarrelton Road / Beith Road junction) - [Joint memorial with Benston Disaster]

South Ayrshire

Dailly DaillyDailly, South Ayrshire (Corner of West End and Bridge Street)
Glenburn Photo PrestwickJunction of Shaw Road and Langcroft Avenue, Prestwick, South Ayrshire
James Brown MP JB-MPWeston Avenue, Annbank, (B744) South Ayrshire

South Lanarkshire

Blantrye Disaster
22 Oct 1877
 2 Jul 1879
Photo-BlantyreHigh Blantyre Cemetery, Blantyre, South Lanarkshire
Blantrye Disaster (centenary) 22 Oct 1877  Photo-BlantyreBlantyre High Cross, Blantyre, South Lanarkshire
SCWBlantyre Miners Spanish Civil War Photo-BlantyreBlantyre Miners Welfare, Calder Street, Blantyre, South Lanarkshire
Blantyre 22 Oct 1877 Photo-Blantyre DAnceStatue at Westerpark Avenue, opposite Helmsdale Close, at the Hamilton Technology Park, Hamilton
Bothwell Castle Miners Photo Bothwell-CastleFlower Garden, Blantyre Road and B7071 Bothwell Road, Bothwell, South Lanarkshire
Bothwell Castle Mine Photo Bothwell-CastleBothwell Village Community Hall, Fallside Road, Bothwell , South Lanarkshire
Bothwellhaugh Village Photo BothwellhaughStrathclyde Country, South Lanarkshire
Cambuslang Photo BothwellhaughHamilton Road, Cambuslang, South Lanarkshire
James Stirling Keir HardyCurfew Bell, Leadhills, South Lanarkshire
Mick McGahey McGaheyPart of Cambuslang Memorial, Hamilton Road, Cambuslang, South Lanarkshire
Newton NewtonRedlawood Road Park, Newton, nr Cambuslang, South Lanarkshire
Quarter Photo QuarterQuarter Church, Quarter, South Lanarkshire
Rigside  PhotoAt side of A70 at entry to Rigside village, South Lanarkshire
Robert Smillie SmillieMemorial Arch, Broomhill Gate / Gallowhill Road,  Larkhall, South Lanarkshire
Robert Smillie SmillieRobert Smillie Memorial Primary School, Glen Avenue, Larkhall
Statue  Blantrye Photo-BlantyreWesterpark Avenue, Hamilton Technology Park, Hamilton, South Lanarkshire
Udston  Disaster
28 May 1887
Photo - UdstonSouth Lanarkshire Council Offices, Brandon Gate, Brandon Street, Hamilton, South Lanarkshire
Udston Disaster
28 May 1887
Photo - UdstonPriestknowe Roundabout, East Kilbride, South Lanarkshire (junction of Whitemoss Av, West Mains Rd, Stuart St, Churchill Avenue


Cowie Photo CowieMain Street, Cowie, Stirlingshire  (opposite Community Centre)
Fallin Photo FallinOpposite junction with Castle View, Fallin, Stirlingshire
Plean  Photo-PleanPlean Country Park, near Plean, Stirlingshire
Plean Disaster
13 Jul 1922
Photo-PleanMain Street, Plean, Stirlingshire (west end of High Street)
Plean Disaster
13 Jul 1922
Photo-PleanMain Street, Plean, Stirlingshire (near Primary School)
Polmaise  Colliery Photo MonktonhallPolmaise Colliery Museum, Fallin, Stirlinghire

West Lothian

Addiewell and Loganlea  Memorial Garden PhotoMoorlands Gardens, Loganlea, 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
10 Jan 1947
PhotoTown Centre (A71), West Calder, West Lothian
Burngrange - 10 Jan 1947 PhotoSeafield Bowling Club, Seafield, West Lothian
Burngrange - 10 Jan 1947 Photo BurngrangeSeafield Community Centre, Seafield, West Lothian
Fauldhouse (Fallahill) Disaster
20 Oct 1902
PhotoMiners Welfare, Bathgate Road, Fauldhouse, West Lothian
Livingston Paraffin Harvester
PhotoAt an entry to Almondvale Centre next to Primark, off Almondvale Boulevard, West Lothian
Out in the Open
Livingston Landmark Project
PhotoWL LogoThe Livingston Landmark Project
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Miner’s Strike   1984 - 85 Keir HardyEast Main Street,  Whitburn, (A705) West Lothian
Seafield Oil Works WWI Memorial Photo SeafieldSeafield Community Centre, Seafield, West Lothian
Stoneyburn and Bents PhotoIn Foulshiels Park, Stoneyburn and Bents, West Lothian
Whitburn PhotoMarket Place, Armadale Road, (A706) Whitburn, West Lothian
Winchburgh Shale Miners Photo-WinchburghIn Winchburgh Village Churchyard, Winchburgh, West Lothian