Mining History and Archaeology in Scotland: Towards a Research Strategy

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A survey of visitors to Leadhills Miners Library has shown relatively little knowledge of the history of lead mining in the area. It seems important to address this issue and raise awareness of the importance of lead mining in Scottish history. The conference aims are therefore: to Identify areas of needed expertise; identify individuals and groups who can take the agenda forward; to contribute to the development of an action plan; and to develop networking in lead mining history research in Scotland. This is the first conference of its type and will hopefully stimulate future activity.

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