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Bobby McNaughton - Apprentice Electrician

Robert “Bobby” McNaughton was born at Craigard, Campbeltown on 28/10/45. Bobby served as an apprentice electrician at the Argyll Colliery from 1961- 1964 until he was sent to Glasgow for further education. 268 more words

Hugh Sinclair, Surface Foreman.

I received the following information, photo and painting from Hugh Sinclair, about his grandfather, whom Hugh is named after. It’s great to see the painting of Hugh’s grandfather by the well known landscape artist, Maude Parker and to know a bit about his connection with mining in Drumlemble and Machrihanish. 176 more words

More photos from Kenny McMillan's family.

Here are some more photos Kenny McMillan’s photographic collection. Kenny worked at Argyll Colliery from 1947 until the mine closed in 1967. There are a couple that need some names putting to faces so we’d really appreciate you help. 274 more words

Western Scotland

This summer I was lucky enough to take a family trip to Western Scotland. We stayed just North of Campbeltown in a heritage property.

I’ve been to Scotland every summer that I can remember – my grandparents are Glaswegian. 917 more words


Letter to Argyll Colliery from Prime Minister, Clement Attlee.

The following letter was shared by Morag McLean (nee McMillan) whose father, Kenny McMillan, received it in 1951 from the then Labour Prime Minister, Clement Attlee. 77 more words

Campbeltown's Coal Mine

An article from Campbeltown Courier – 27th September 1991.

Supper and dance at the White Hart Hotel

Thanks to curator at Campbeltown Museum, Elaine McChesney, for the photograph below. The ticket was given to the Museum by Donald Irwin of Drumlemble. This would have been one of many social events organised by the Miners’ Social Club in Campbeltown. 122 more words