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Miners' Memorial 

Our village is built on a history of coal and mining. Our Community Cinema (Fulshie Films), Fulshie Park, even the nickname of Stoneyburn Juniors Football Club – The Fulshie – and our annual Fulshie Fun Run, showcase the impact of our mining heritage. The Stoneyburn Heritage Group (including various individuals, the Vision Group, and the Community Council) researched the history of the village for two years, gathering material and discussing the social history of the village. The Heritage Group worked with writer Andrew McCallum, artist Gordon Shaw, and Generation Arts, to create a series of illustrations and stories inspired by the ten selected locations in the village. The artists also visited the primary schools, to hear from pupils about their special places in Stoneyburn, and to help them write poems and create artwork inspired by those places.  

A small cairn was installed at 'Fulshie' Park and thanks to the Town Centre Funding, a walking trail through the village followed based on the Stoneyburn Stories Book created by the Heritage Group.  Walkers can visit the posts, scan the QR codes, and learn more about the heritage of our mining community.

Thanks to funding from the Levenseat Trust, generous donations, and support from local residents and companies, the final stage of the project aims to be completed by summer 2024.  The memorial will commemorate those who sadly lost their lives in the Foulshiels (Fulshie Pit).  

Stoneyburn Primary School Pupils took part in the Levenseat Acorn Awards focusing on ideas for improving an area of our local community. While they may not have won that particular competition, their miner memorial entry certainly caught our attention. Little did they know we were in the process of designing the top of our memorial.  The children's design will now form the finishing piece for our memorial.

More information to follow as the project progresses.


Heritage Trail

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