Roslin Moat Pit memorial bench unveiled

A new memorial bench to remember the workers at one of Midlothian’s many coal pits was unveiled to the public last week.

Wednesday, 30th June 2021, 4:00 am
Memorial bench to remember those who worked in the Roslin Moat Pit Bench which closed in 1969. Pictured are Midlothian councillor Pauline Winchester and Community Councillor Jim Hiddleston and Stewart Maclean from Roslin Mens Shed.

Roslin Village Group launched the memorial bench last week to remember those who worked in the Roslin Moat Pit Bench which closed in 1969.

The £1,200 cost of the bench was paid by local councillor Pauline Winchester (Con) from her environmental fund and donations to the Roslin Village Group.

The local community group’s secretary Jim Hiddleston said: “There is nothing in Roslin to mark that the Pit used to be there. I think it has been an oversight that there was nothing in Roslin to remember the Pit.”

The memorial bench to remember those who worked in the Roslin Moat Pit Bench which closed in 1969.