Did you or anyone in your family work at the Argyll Colliery in Machrihanish, or have any connection with the mine? If so, we would like to invite you to participate in an SKDT project focusing on Kintyre’s mining heritage. This is an opportunity for you or your relatives to be part of an exhibition celebrating the Argyll Colliery and the people who worked there.
The exhibition will take place in Campbeltown in April 2017, 50 years after the mine closed. Any information or images you bring to the project may be included in a digital slideshow at the exhibition, a blog, and an archive which will be made publicly available in Campbeltown at end of the project.
There will be three archiving sessions held in Campbeltown which you can come along to. You can also send the project images and stories electronically. Any old photos should be scanned at 600 dpi, if small, and if larger, at 300 dpi. Your name should be included in the file name of any images and an explanitory covering note should be emailed with the scans. These should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org
You can also send in stories or photos of artefacts such as lamps, tools, union cards, scans of correspondence etc.
The drop-in archive sessions will take place at Campbeltown Library, The Aqualibrium, Kinloch Road on the 19th October and 23rd November, running from 11.00am-1.00pm, 2.00-4.00pm and from 5.30-6.45 pm. The date for December has yet to be confirmed. We will let you know about that as soon as possible.