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Museums for Family Historians – Mining & Quarrying

From the geology of Scotland its people have derived a wealth of raw materials, and some of these products are showcased in our musems today. Lead extraction reached a peak in the early 19th century. Every Scottish county had a lead mine but the principle mines lay at Leadhills, Wanlockhead, Alva, Strontian, Tyndrum and Minnigaff. […]