Jim Plenderleith, Peter McLeish and John Donnachie

L to R: Jim Plenderleith, Peter McLeish (Chairman of the Society) and John Donnachie. Jim and John were born in Coalburn but now both live in Carluke. At a meeting on the 18th October, John gave a very interesting presentation (assisted by Jim) on "Old River Crossings on the Clyde" in which he showed photos taken from a microlight of the Clyde from Abington to Crossford. In these, he showed the position of early fords, ferries and bridges. This was augmented by his photos of bridges today.


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

Meetings are held normally on the FIRST and THIRD Wednesdays each month; from SEPTEMBER until APRIL, 7.30pm - 9pm, in Coalburn Bowling Club, next to the Coalburn Miners Welfare's One Stop Shop.

There is an invited guest speaker at each meeting and non-members are welcome to attend.

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.

ChairmanPeter McLeish
Vice-ChairmanGilbert Dobbie
SecretaryGeoff Brown (Tel. No: 01555 820379)
TreasurerGillian Farrell
Membership Secretary Betty Nicol

Cover of Autumn 2017 Newsletter

An informative 12-page newsletter, designed and produced to a high standard by the Society is published quarterly and distributed FREE to members. (Non-members £2)

It also features a record of village events and articles of local interest submitted by members.


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