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  • Biographies Scottish Mining Website

    A son of the late Mr William Small, Blantyre, one of the early pioneers of Trade Unionism for miners in the county, Mr Small was at first apprenticed to law. In 1918 when the late Mr Duncan M. Graham was elected to Parliament, he was appointed acting general secretary of the L.M.U.

  • Collections Trust Biographies National Mining Museum

    These include a book entitled, ‘Scottish Collieries’, which is an account of the growth and decline of Scotland’s coal mining industry in the last decades of the 20th century and was published in 2006 in partnership with then Scottish Mining Museum. The book contains the results of research carried out over many years, and reflects his long-standing interest in coal mining, and in

  • Home 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

  • Lists of Mines Scottish Mining Website

    Scottish Mining Website Part 1 Argyllshire, Ayrshire, Clackmannan, Dumbarton & Dumfriesshire Part 2 Edinburgh, Fife & Haddington Part 3 Lanarkshire A G Part 4 Lanarkshire H Z Part 5 Linlithgow, Perth, Renfrewshire, Stirlingshire & Sutherland: 1880: Coal Mining History Resource Centre: 1889: Scottish Mining Website List of plans of

  • Scots Mining Company Wikipedia

    History. Following its incorporation by Royal Charter in 1729, the Scots Mining Company procured leases for mines at Leadhills and elsewhere.. The company was near bankrupt when, in 1734, the mathematician James Stirling was appointed manager.. The systems of mining, social organisation and living conditions of the workers that Stirling introduced at Leadhills were revolutionary for their time

  • Early History Scottish Mining Website

    Early Mining History In the 17th and 18th centuries, coal miners in Scotland, and their families, were bound to the colliery in which they worked and the service of its owner. This bondage was set into law by an Act of Parliament in 1606, which ordained that "no person should fee, hire or conduce and salters, colliers or coal bearers without a written authority from the master whom they had

  • Early History Scottish Mining Website

    Early Mining History In the 17th and 18th centuries, coal miners in Scotland, and their families, were bound to the colliery in which they worked and the service of its owner. This bondage was set into law by an Act of Parliament in 1606, which ordained that "no person should fee, hire or conduce and salters, colliers or coal bearers without a written authority from the master whom they had

  • General Scottish Mining Website

    Other items of general interest include a section on early history, a listing of miners wages and costs, newspaper articles on emigration, strikes, biographies and obituaries of notable people associated with mining and a description of the Gothenburg system of public houses.

  • Barrowman Slavery Scottish Mining Website

    Robert Bald, a well-known mining engineer of three-quarters of a century ago, on a visit to Mr. Dunlop of Clyde ironworks in 1820, tells of having seen an old man named Nook, in Mr. Dunlop's service, who had originally been bound to Mr. M'Nair's coal-work of Green, and who said he had been niffered for a pony belonging to Mr. Dunlop. Had Mr. Bald possessed a keener sense of humour he would

  • Scottish Mining Website A Pennsylvania Dutch Genealogy

    Biographies; Family Photos; Family Records; Cemeteries; Get In Touch; Scottish Mining Website Kris Hocker on 2 Feb 2012. I learned a lot about mining from the Scottish Mining website—including the fact that Alexander Buchanan died as a result of injuries from a coal pit accident. If you liked this, please share it! Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window) Click to print (Opens

  • Museum of the Scottish Shale Oil Industry

    After fully half a century's service in the Scottish oil industry, Mr J. Balfour Sneddon, Mid Calder, has retired. He started his mining career with Young's Oil Co. At West Calder, and was for many years mining manager to the Oakbank Oil Co. When the various oil companies were incorporated in Scottish Oils (Ltd.), he was appointed mining agent for the western group of shale and coal mines.

  • Women in agriculture task force: members' biographies

    Biographies of members of the Women in Agriculture taskforce. Published: 5 Jun 2018. Women in agriculture task force: members' biographies . Joyce Campbell Armadale Farm. Joyce is 47 and runs a family-run hill farm on the north coast of Sutherland started helping out on the farm in the 1970s and took over running of the farm when she was twenty and is supported by her husband and a team. In

  • People Known for: technology mining Britannica

    Browse Britannica biographies by category. Browse Britannica biographies by category. Browse Search. Quizzes Games On This Day. Login (1890–96) and organizer of the giant diamond-mining company De Beers Consolidated Mines,.. Mikhail Prokhorov. Russian businessman. Mikhail Prokhorov, Russian businessman who made his fortune in the wake of the Soviet Union’s collapse by buying

  • Our Object and Photo Collections National Mining Museum

    National Mining Memorial Centre; Outdoor Play and Picnic Areas; Museum Café ; Collection. Donating to the Collection; Object and Photo Collections; Library. Access Information; Enquiry Service; Family History; Further Information; Volunteer Projects. Films; Mauricewood Pit; Mining Memorials; Nationalisation; Learning. Children’s Art Week 2020; Learning at Home with National Mining Museum

  • Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

    Welcome to Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. Over 60,000 biographies, 72 million words, 11,000 portraits of significant, influential or notorious figures who shaped British history perform advanced search; Life of the day now available by email or RSS feed.; Learn about our editors and read the Letter from the General Editor Professor Sir David Cannadine.

  • Robert Louis Stevenson Biography Notable Biographies

    Scottish writer The Scottish novelist, essayist, and poet Robert Louis Stevenson was one of the most popular and highly praised British writers during the last part of the nineteenth century. Sickly childhood Robert Louis Stevenson was born on November 13, 1850, in Edinburgh, Scotland, the son of a noted lighthouse builder and harbor engineer. Though healthy at birth, Stevenson soon became a