Scottish Mining Website

This site provides information on the history of Scottish mining, compiled from old reports, gazetteers and newspaper articles. There is 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 has 22,000+ names of those involved in the coal, iron and shale mining industries in Scotland, including 15,000+ fatalities.  The mining accident section covers fatal accidents for the whole of Scotland, and is continually updated. 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. New