Memorial Centre

Scotland’s proud coalfield communities have a new place to remember the victims of their dirty and dangerous industry, with the opening of a superb new facility at National Mining Museum Scotland in Newtongrange. Midlothian MP and former miner David Hamilton formally opened the UK’s first National Mining Memorial Centre on Saturday 7th September. David Hamilton said: “I welcome the opportunity of opening this new facility.  It is appropriate that miners’ families whose loved...

Photography Exhibition

A brand new photographic exhibition has today opened at National Mining Museum Scotland.  The exhibition is the culmination of a six month nature photography competition celebrating the Year of Natural Scotland 2013. The Midlothian Natural Photography Competition covered four categories, each of which was adopted from the key themes of Year of Natural Scotland: Natural Heritage, Natural Landscapes, Flora and Fauna and Junior.  The three winning images under each category and 28 shortlisted...
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