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A Mine of Information: The Museum at West Wemyss

Tucked away on Narrow Wynd, in the now picturesque former mining community of West Wemyss on the old coal coast in fife is a small industrial museum celebrating the history and heritage of local coal mining. The Museum is housed in what was once a bunk house serving walkers on the Fife Coastal Path and

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Mining the Future

Landscape Legacies of Coal began back in 2018 as a small self-contained project commissioned by the Macrobert Art Centre  https://macrobertartscentre.org/ at the University of Stirling to support a community heritage initiative based around the theme of coal. The project explored the landscape history of two former colliery sites, the Devon at Fishcross, Clackmannanshire and Polmaise 3 &

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A Weekend in Lithgow: Coal, Iron and limestone, Copper and Clay

I visited Australia in late February 2020 and spent a weekend in Lithgow, which is about three hours northwest of Sydney. I drove via Katoomba, the major tourist centre of the Blue Mountains which will be familiar to many visitors to Australia . Lithgow has a wonderful ruined blast furnace, and an excellent mining museum

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On the Trail of Coal

In researching background information for the excellent Landscape Legacies of Coal project, Catherine and her students have spent many hours at the National Mining Museum Scotland’s library and archive. The chance to write this blog is an ideal opportunity to introduce you to our library collection. The aim is to give a brief history of

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Collieries, Canals and the Coal Baron

I am currently a student on the MSc Heritage, Environment and Policy course and am creating a new route as part of my final assessment. This new route is based in and around the village of Twechar in East Dunbartsonshire. An area that was transformed with the cutting of the Forth & Clyde Canal and

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The Coal App One Year On

We launched the Coal App in April 2019 and looking back over the past 18 months of operation, the extent to which it has evolved and developed has been remarkable. It began as a self-contained project commissioned by the Macrobert Art Centre at the University of Stirling to support their community heritage initiative based around the theme of

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Theme by the University of Stirling

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