Douglas Archives. M X At Glespih, throughout the greater part of this period, the mines appear to have been wrought intermittently, and, after being exploited and abandoned by various tacksmen, they were also O As work progresses, some of the content may be with your research, then posting a notice in the Douglas Archives Any contributions will be K For the later period customs accounts reveal shipments of coal for foreign markets. without our express permission and then, if given, only by including "); If you spot errors, or omissions, then Around 1910 the actual amount of working collieries reached their peak with around 200 in the county. Lanarkshire was rich in coal, with numerous early mines scattered over the county. document.write(unescape("%3Cscript src='" + gaJsHost + "' type='text/javascript'%3E%3C/script%3E")); To provide feedback on the website, please take a couple of Stephen Fraser works at newly reopened coal … E There are no records of such early mining of coal in Lanark. page, Biography finder contribution the defray them is very welcome R G Many articles are stubs which would benefit from re-writing. claim ownership. Other resources include a glossary of mining terms and a section on war memorials. In the Lothians, and especially in Fife, the digging of coal as an ancillary to salt manu­facture was in operation in the twelfth century. The content of this website is a collection of T We try to keep everyone up to date with new entries, via our knowledgeable is welcome. Or, it may help you find the answer!You may also be able to help others answer their queries. U We also use As the industry developed, small mines and pit villages appeared all over Lanarkshire. When the coal industry was nationalised in 1947, there were 225 collieries in Scotland; now … Network to keep researchers abreast of developments in the } catch(err) {}, Click here to  You are not authorized to add this page or any images from this page The mining accident section covers the whole of Scotland – for the years 1852 to 1914, inclusive,  these are taken from the Annual Reports of the Inspector of Mines, for other years these have been compiled from old newspaper articles. Any var pageTracker = _gat._getTracker("UA-830605-2"); P re-written and presented in a unique format, to which we would then be able to Can you help? Y materials gathered from a variety of sources, some of it unedited. J   Opencast coal mining continues in Scotland today, with around half of the UK’s opencast mines found north of the border. The webmaster does not intend to claim home page. Z If you would like to receive a very occasional newsletter - Index of first names. Lanarkshire’s miners were also among the first to organise collectively. We hope you find this information useful and please call back as we are adding new material all the time. L Mines on monastic estates, such as Carriden and Preston, are mentioned in early charters. Donate. Join the to (or its subsidiaries) or other fee-paying sites B : "http://www. coal and limestone for the upper ward of Lanarkshire and the adjoining parishes in Peeblesshire. The site contains information on miners’ lives and on some of the mining towns and villages in Lanarkshire, Fife and other areas of Scotland – compiled from old reports, gazetteers and newspaper articles. Between the wars mining started to decline and miners had to travel to work, or be re-housed near the pits please do let us know. Douglas Archives Community gratefully accepted. F Information on miners' lives and minign towns. Print this together we can build our Sign up! V survey. Forum may be the answer. our copyright and a URL link to the web site. We are looking for your help to improve the accuracy of The Douglas I What's New section on the Q the Community Archives. families histories, var gaJsHost = (("https:" == document.location.protocol) ? Discussion and contributions from those more D Network, -working N W Welcome to Scottish Mining Villages. C If you have met a brick wall Coal masters could wield a great deal of power over the workforce and their families – they paid the wages and owned the houses and shops. A pageTracker._trackPageview(); "https://ssl."   try { Maintaining the three sections of the site has its costs. S H Coal production in Lanarkshire did not assume great importance till well on in the nineteenth century. Coal mining is probably Scotland's oldest major industry. minutes to complete our authorship, but gives credit to the originators for their work. The site contains information on miners’ lives and on some of the mining towns and villages in Lanarkshire, Fife and other areas of Scotland – compiled from old reports, gazetteers and newspaper articles.