Mining Heritage Monuments


Together with a sister organisation, Brighter Bothwell, the Historic Society commissioned two monuments to celebrate the village’s mining heritage. The first, a replica of the bogies or small wagons which carried the coal from the coal face to the surface was unveiled by John Lindsay and Harry Steele, two former miners from the Castle Colliery and is situated near to the site of the miners’ homes at the corner of Fallside Road and Uddingston Road. The second monument is a plaque recording the history of the Castle Colliery and is to be found at the foot of the remains of the bing (spoil heap) which is at present covered by trees and plants. The area is now a wildflower garden dedicated to the miners. The plaque may be found at the junction of Uddingston Road and Blantyre Road and was unveiled by children from our local primary schools.

Petition to Scottish Government


Historic Environment Scotland (HES) has designated 39 significant battlefields as sites worthy of preservation. Local planning authorities may take this into consideration when applications are made for developments on these sites but despite the recommendations of HES, the battlefields are not protected by any legislation enacted by Parliament. We consider that these battlefields are an important part of the national heritage and should be protected by legislation for the benefit of present and future generations.

Consequently Bothwell Historical Society is petitioning the Scottish Parliament to urge the Scottish Government to introduce legislation to prevent the development on battlefields as listed on Historic Environment Scotland’s Inventory of Historic Battlefields.

If you agree that it is vital that legislation is laid down now before any further inappropriate developments on any of the battlefields as listed on the Inventory of Historic Battlefields then please support our petition. The petition has now “ gone live” on the Scottish Parliament’s website and will be open for gathering signatures and comments until 25 June 2018.

If you wish to support the petition click on and sign the online form.