Welcome to Scottish Mining Villages

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. 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. Other resources include a glossary of mining terms and a section on war memorials.

We hope you find this information useful and please call back as we are adding new material all the time.

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