Welcome to the Scottish Mining Website


The Scottish Mining Website 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. Currently the site contains more than 22,000 names of those involved in the coal, iron and shale mining industries in Scotland, including over 15,000 fatalities.

Our mining accident section covers fatal accidents for the whole of Scotland, and is continually updated with new research. Other resources include information on miners housing, health, strikes, the 1842 Children's Employment Commission, lists of mines and collieries, a glossary of mining terms and a section on war memorials

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Last Updated 10th August 2014

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