Fife Mining Conference


Sat 16th Nov 2019



360 minutes

Adam Smith Theatre

01592 583302

Come and hear about the history of mining in the Kingdom of Fife from miners, local experts and historians at this one day conference. Add to our local knowledge and exchange information in our workshop session and see banners, equipment and the Mining Memorial book at this unusual event. (Refreshments provided but not lunch).

Time     What’s happening?

10:00     Welcome and register - coffee at Adam Smith Theatre & time

to see exhibitions

10:30     Welcome and Keynote speaker- Charles Wemyss 

11:00     Chris Sparling  “Fife Pits”

11:30     Iain Chalmers   “Slavery in Scottish Mines 1606 to 1799”

12:00     Fiona Eadie  “Alex Eadie: From Coal Face to Coal Minister”

12:30     Question and Answer session

13:00     Lunch and exhibition time. 

14:00      Yvonne McEwen  “Coal, Caring, Cards and Christmas - The Pit Sister's Story”

14:30     Sharron McColl and Dr John Burt   “The Valleyfield Pit Disaster “

15:00     Trevor Brady      “Mines Rescue - the Brigadesmen”

15:30     Questions and Answers and a chance to have your say. 

16:30     Goodbye and see you soon!




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