Preserving Midlothian’s heritage

Opening of phase five of the Scottish Mining Museum, Newtongrange.''LtoR Provost Adam Montgomery, Henry McLeish, & Eric Clarke

Opening of phase five of the Scottish Mining Museum, Newtongrange.''LtoR Provost Adam Montgomery, Henry McLeish, & Eric Clarke

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SOME of Scotland’s most fragile industrial heritage was unveiled last week at the National Mining Museum in Newtongrange.

The latest phase of a massive restoration project, funded by the Scottish Government, was officially opened by Midlothian Provost Adam Montgomery.

Opening of phase five of the Scottish Mining Museum, Newtongrange.

Opening of phase five of the Scottish Mining Museum, Newtongrange.

The work has consisted of preservation of the Tippler Floor, Picking Tables, Elevator Shed and brick-vaulted Undercroft.

An exhibition is currently running in the museum to promote interest in the enhanced access and to explain how public funds have been instrumental in its realisation.

See the full story and photographs in this week’s Advertiser.

Opening of phase five of the Scottish Mining Museum, Newtongrange.

Opening of phase five of the Scottish Mining Museum, Newtongrange.