2015  Coalburn Gala Exhibition

The Society put on an excellent Exhibition in the Leisure Centre to accompany the 2015 Coalburn Gala on the 4th July. The main feature was on 'School Photographs' from Bellfield and Coalburn Schools. There was also the usual archive images of the village. The Primary School pictures attracted great interest.


The Jim Hamilton Heritage Society of Coalburn was established in 2004.

Meetings are held normally on the FIRST and THIRD Wednesdays each month; from SEPTEMBER until APRIL, 7.30pm - 9pm, in Coalburn Bowling Club, next to the Coalburn Miners Welfare's One Stop Shop.

There is an invited guest speaker at each meeting and non-members are welcome to attend.

One Stop Shop, Coalburn

Coalburn's One Stop Shop

The Society runs the Heritage Centre in the One Stop Shop which contains an archive of photographs, documents and artifacts relating to Coalburn's social history and mining heritage. The majority of these were collected by the late Jim Hamilton.

ChairmanPeter McLeish
Vice-ChairmanJohn Zawadzki
SecretaryGeoff Brown (Tel. No: 01555 820379)
TreasurerGillian Farrell
Membership Secretary Jean Savage
Archivist/Newsletter John Zawadzki

Cover of Spring 2015 Newsletter

An informative 12-page newsletter, designed and produced to a high standard by our Heritage Worker and Vice-Chairman, John Zawadzki, is published quarterly and distributed FREE to members. (Non-members £2)

It also features a record of village events and articles of local interest submitted by members.


Latest News

  • The first meeting of the new session is in Coalburn School on Wed, Sept. 2nd at 7.30 pm. The evening will feature slideshows of this year's Gala Day as well as those of previous years. In addition, there will be a display of photos throughout the life of the school, including staff photos as well as football and netball. The meeting is open to members and non-members alike and admission is free. The formal presentation of the Heritage Trophy to this year's winner will also take place. The winner provided the best project in the last session of Primary Seven pupils, who set an excellent standard.
  • Calendars for 2016 priced £5 are available from the One Stop Shop and the Post Office in Coalburn