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 nearly 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.
- 1910 Housing update: Plans and/or photos of areas including Tarbrax; Douglas Water; Bardykes; MacNeill St. Cherryhill View, Woodside Place, Hareleeshill, Larkhall; Overtown Old Rows
- Look-up offer 1922-1924 Inspector of Mines reports ***7 Apr 13 update - look-up offer link is now fixed. If you recently submitted a request and did not receive a reply, please re-send***
- Report on the Tranent Massacre, 1797
- Reports on cholera in Tranent, Musselburgh and surrounding area 1832
- The Mining Folk of Fife, David Rorie M.D., published 1914. David Rorie was a doctor who lived in Fife for 12 years from 1894, including 10 years in Auchterderran Parish. This account covers folklore and customs of the community including sections on marriage, birth & childhood and health,death and proverbs.
- Chapters on Iron Industries & Mining, from “The History of Stirlingshire”, 1880. By William Nimmo
- Accounts of cases in the Court of Session related to bound coaliers, including some names of coaliers
- See also What's New section
Last Updated 7th April 2013