The Heritage Centre at Coalburn with committee members Marion McBain (Treasurer), Fiona McLeish, Helen Brownlie (Chair), Billy Struthers, Jim McBain, Geoff Brown (Vice-chair and Secretary). Photo: 27th April 2022 by Helen Donnelly and Geoff Brown.
The centre at Coalburn's One Stop Shop offers the following facilities:
- Archive of the late Jim Hamilton - thousands of photographs and documents relating to Coalburn's social history and mining heritage.
- Reference library featuring 80 volumes of Jim Hamilton's COALBURN CHRONICLES booklet.
- Numerous photographs and items of local interest on display.
- Audio/Visual Facilities - Coalburn 'past and present' videos and slides on show.
As the number who can safely be accommodated at any particular time is limited, it is best to call in advance to make sure that the slot when you hope to visit is available.
You can make an arrangement to visit by calling Geoff Brown on 01555 820379 or Helen Brownlie on 0141 630 1480, by e-mailing , or by sending a text message to 07950 706622.
If you do decide to drop in at short notice, you can contact the One Stop Shop on 01555 820060 and staff there will be able to check if the Resource Room is available.
The Heritage Resource Room is a community asset and one that we are keen should be accessible and well used, so please do not hesitate to get in touch if you would like to visit.
Admission FREE. Donations welcome.
Exhibits at the Heritage Centre
Mrs Maureen Hamilton cutting the ribbon to formally open the Heritage Centre on Saturday 24th November 2007. With her is Peter McLeish, Chairman of the Jim Hamilton Heritage Society of Coalburn