Tuesday, 17 February 2009

Scottish Mining Museum - funding crisis

The BBC is reporting a funding crisis at the Scottish Mining Museum, located at Lady Victoria Colliery in Newtongrange. Historic Scotland and Midlothian Council have both withdrawn funding, essentially cutting the mueum's funding by a third. Midlothian Council argues that as a national museum, it should receive national funding.

The full story is at http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/edinburgh_and_east/7892429.stm , with a blog post on the subject from reporter Pauline McLean also located at www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/thereporters/paulinemclean/2009/02/heavyduty_museum_issues.html.

The main museum website can also be viewed at


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