Monday, 14 January 2008

Financial lifeline for the Lead Mining Museum at Wanlockhead

From this week's Rampant Scotland newsletter:

"The Museum of Scottish Lead Mining, at Wanlockhead in South Lanarkshire, is off the main tourist routes and has sometimes struggled to remain viable, with little financial help from central funding. It was recently rescued from threatened closure by a £37,000 government rescue package and has now been awarded a further £40,000 to develop the miners' library. Such institutions were important aids in providing education for miners and their families and often made the difference which allowed some to go on to further education and avoid having to follow in their father's footsteps down the mines."

Chris

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