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Lothian Mines

Mining the Lothians Lothian Mines. Published in association with the Scottish Mining Museum, Mining the Lothians features many photographs drawn from the museum's excellent collection. Like our other mining books, this one runs the gamut of mining life, featuring everything from colliery construction shots to the demolition by explosion of Monktonhall colliery's winding towers. Elsewhere there are mines rescue teams, colliery bands, miners' rows, aerial ropeways, football and cricket teams, pug locomotives, coal cutters and female coal pickers. Several pages are devoted to the West Lothian shale mining industry. Some of the sites featured are: Carriden, Kinneil colliery, Westrigg, Woodend pit, Easton pit, Riddochhill, Whitrigg pit, Polkemmet, Greenrigg colliery, East Benhar, Woodmuir, Longlea, Cuthill mine, Addiewell, Burngrange, Westwood, Seafield village, Roman Camp oilworks, Niddry Castle oilworks, Pumpherston, the Ramsay pit, Bilston Glen, Roslin, Rosewell, Lady Victoria colliery, Easthouses, Emily pit, Gore pit, Vogrie, Elphinstone, Macmerry, Prestonlinks, Prestongrange, Wallyford, Carberry, Smeaton, Gilmerton, Newcraighall, Woolmet and Monktonhall.

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