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…

Monklands Memories- Memories of Coatbridge and Airdrie

This extensive site has a wealth of information, links, stories, photographs and other resources. There is a history of Lanarkshire 1846 including New and Old Monklands parishes, parish lists, town index and much more. New

The Statistical Accounts of Scotland 1791-1845

These Statistical Accounts are an invaluable source for research on Scottish life in the 18th to 21st centuries. For each parish or town they cover subjects as diverse as population, industry, geography, transport and culture. This site offers now free…

The Blacksmiths Index

This index by Ann Spiro is a genealogical index of blacksmiths and related occupations which include cartwrights, wheelwrights, shipwrights, farriers and iron workers.  There is also a section on related trades (and others).  The index covers Australia, Canada, Channel Islands,…

University of Glasgow – Scottish Theatre Archive

This extensive archive houses an incredible array of material including programmes, scripts, production notes, photographs, posters, press cuttings, business papers and correspondence. Amongst the largest collections are the records of the Citizens’ Theatre, Scottish Ballet and the BBC Script collection. …

Scottish Book Trade Index

This index, by National Library of Scotland, indexes printers, publishers, booksellers, bookbinders, printmakers, stationers and papermakers based in Scotland, from the beginnings of Scottish printing to c1850.

The Coal Mining History Resource Centre on Archive.is

This site covers the history of coal mining in the UK. It includes a glossary of mining terms, photographs, maps and much more. The searchable National Database of Mining Deaths in Great Britain by Ian Winstanley lists 164,000+ names. There…