Scottish mining museum

Newtongrange mining museum 3

When I was off earlier this month I went down the coast a little outside Edinburgh to the Scottish Mining Museum, which I’ve been meaning to go to for ages (the 26 bus right from the city centre takes you to right to the entrance). Annoyingly the visitor centre and inside attractions and tours weren’t up and running, even though I had checked the website before going down and it indicated everything was, but I did get to wander around all the surface remains and had the place largely to myself at the time too, quite atmospheric, so quiet now but once teeming with hundreds and hundreds of men working in the mine, the mighty boilers of the power house and the nearby brick kilns. Shot quite a lot of photos and only now uploading them – the first batch are on my Flickr page, with more to follow, and also a short video 360 panorama: