Boghead, South Lanarkshire

Budapest, Hungary

The speakers on the 8th February were David and Rozsa Halls with a talk entitled "Photos from Near and Far". David showed photos of villages around Lesmahagow (Boghead, Brocketsbrae, Bellfield and Burnfoot) and then Rozsa talked about Hungary with images of Berhida, Herend, Vesprem and Budapest. The photos above are of Boghead, South Lanarkshire and the Parliament Buildings in Budapest, Hungary.


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)
TreasurerMarion McBain
Membership Secretary Betty Nicol

Cover of Winter 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.


Latest News

    History of Coalburn School - Book Cover

    Mrs Maureen Hamilton opening the Heritage Centre

  • Jim Hamilton's wife, Maureen Hamilton, who formally opened the Heritage Centre on Saturday 24th November 2007, passed away on the 24th November 2017.