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Coal Mining in Scotland

Jimmy Reid, Secretary of the 3Ls History Club presented a fascinating talk this month on the evolution of coal mining in Scotland, all the way back to its origins in the 11th Century. The talk gave an insight into the challenging working conditons encountered by miners over many years and Jimmy shared personal memories of family members who worked in the pits. For more information on this subject Jimmy recommended the Scottish Mining website

which provides information on the history of Scottish mining, compiled from old reports, gazetteers and newspaper articles. The site includes information on all aspects of life in mining towns and villages from working conditions, accidents and strikes to housing, health and leisure:

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