muirkirk in the hills of ayrshire - from the muirkirk enterprise group


Kames Colliery Disaster - Miners Voices

Over fifty years have passed since the village of Muirkirk was shaken by the news of an explosion at Kames Colliery.

While living memories of this event remain, Johnny Templeton has been gathering mining memories in audio format which will help preserve the history and heritage of Ayrshire's mining culture - a "living" record of what the men and women of Muirkirk experienced at that time and it's effects on the local community.

If you'd like to take part in this ongoing project, you will find Johnny's contact information here

Some of those who have already taken part in this project are listed below. Click on their names to hear and read their stories.

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