MacKenzie's Shop

MacKenzie's Shop in Coalburn Road

Dyet and Overend Foodstore

Dyet and Overend's Foodstore in Coalburn Road in the 1990s. The building was formerly a colliery shop and had changed owners many times until it was demolished at the end of the 20th century.


The Jim Hamilton Heritage Society of Coalburn was established in 2004.

Meetings are normally held from SEPTEMBER until APRIL, 7.30pm - 9pm, in Coalburn Bowling Club, next to the Coalburn Miners Welfare's One Stop Shop.

At some meetings, there is an invited guest speaker and non-members are welcome to attend. In 2022, meetings will be irregular and subject to the Covid restrictions at the time.

One Stop Shop, Coalburn

Coalburn's One Stop Shop

The Society runs the Heritage Centre in the One Stop Shop which contains an archive of photographs, documents and artifacts relating to Coalburn's social history and mining heritage. The majority of these were collected by the late Jim Hamilton.

ChairHelen Brownlie
Vice-ChairGeoff Brown
SecretaryGeoff Brown (Tel. No: 01555 820379)
TreasurerMarion McBain
Membership Secretary Betty Nicol

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Peter McLeish 1938 - 2021

A full obituary to Peter has been completed and can be found here.

Peter set up the Jim Hamilton Heritage Society in 2004 together with John Zawadzki and had been its Chairman ever since. He was instrumental in setting up the Heritage Centre to house the vast amount of material that Jim Hamilton had collected over the years. Coalburn has lost one of its champions and the Society is so grateful for all his work and enthusiasm that he put into this venture.