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* We would define a small extract as e.g. a newspaper report on a single death
Ghillie Mòr a website offering personalised tours and other tartan themed items. The archive section is particularly interesting and presents: "An online archive of items of potential interest to those interested in Scottish history, heritage, culture, and customs - and the military. The items available online here will have been originally created by David Anson for a variety of purposes and are made accessible in the hope others might find them of interest or value: Some as a response to a question from someone on one his tours, at one of his illustrated talks, at an event where he has been guest-speaker, or simply in passing. Some may have been written during his time as an undergraduate, and Some will be the product of personal projects. As such, although headed 'Archives', it is very much a work in progress an items will continue to be written and added; its range of subject matter limited only by the questions posed to David, papers required of him as part of his university studies, and his insatiable eclectic curiosity! A significant benefit of including these works here is that they can be hyperlinked to further expand information on the subjects they cover. " I'm surprised David didn't apply the rules on plagiarism he would have learned during his university studies to his piece on the Mauricewood disaster - I would question whether you should trust a tour guide who can't even be bothered to go out and take his own photographs?
Parish of Cambusnethan website -9 May 2009 - Extracts from our transcription of the 1910 Housing Conditions of Miners have been posted on this site without any acknowledgement of the source. These are easily recognisable by the format, layout and additional sections which do not form part of the original manuscript.
Blantyre Website - 8 March 2009 - For the second time this website has republished extracts from our site without acknowledgement. They also continue to use images from the site as part of their own banners. Interestingly not one of these picture has the slightest relation to Blantyre, or even the surrounding area. (It's particularly strange that their newly produced "Blantyre collage" boasts images of miner's rows in Stirlingshire and a pit headgear from Summerlee museum?!)
Kelty Development Trust - 14 Aug 2008. This site is using jpeg images directly downloaded from our site. Of course, if it's just a huge coincidence that their selection of images, all file names and image dimension are identical, then we apologise without reservation.
Seath Family Website - May 2007 - despite contacting this site, our transcription of Barrowmans Glossary of Mining Terms is still published on this site. A quick tip for anyone looking to copy material - don't be so stupid as to print to PDF and leave the links to the site you're copying from in place
Durham Mining Museum Site - 3 June 2006 - It has recently been brought to our attention that some of the content of this website, including original lists compiled by the site authors, have been copied verbatim and republished by the Durham Mining Museum site. No permission was sought and the effort of the volunteers who completed the work has not been credited. We would like to state that we consider their actions completely unacceptable.* After we contected them, some content was removed or unlinked but much remains and no response was received from the site.(*We would like to thank them them, however, for inadvertently pointing out the mistake in our Udston list (which bizarrely they have attributed to the 1878 Barrwood disaster). We have now amended the age of John Nelson from 4 to the correct 14)