Digging into mining history
Two public meetings will be held to determine whether there is an appetite for a miners memorial in Rutherglen.
In the middle of the 19th century the Burgh was home to several mines, including those at Stonelaw, Eastfield and Bankhead in Spittal.
The last, near Farme Cross, closed in 1921 but there is nothing to mark the part the industry played in the town’s history.
The project is being spearheaded by retired chartered mining engineer Bob McDonald, 83, a member of the South Lanarkshire Pits, Ponies and People group. Bob gave a talk on mining history at the library last year.
The first meeting will take place in the library on Wednesday, March 23, from 3pm to 4pm. The second will take place the following day from 6pm to 7pm.