Tribute paid to tragic miners

A poignant memorial service was held on Sunday to remember the men who were killed in one of Scotland’s worst mining disasters.
Auchengeich Miners Annual MemorialAuchengeich Miners Annual Memorial
Auchengeich Miners Annual Memorial

The Auchengeich disaster happened on September 18, 1959, when a fire killed 47 miners who had become trapped underground.

A service is held every year at the Auchengeich memorial in Moodiesburn to allow the community to pay their respects and remember lost family members.

In 2009 a special bronze statue of a miner was unveiled marking the 50th anniversary of the tragedy.

Auchengeich Miners Annual MemorialAuchengeich Miners Annual Memorial
Auchengeich Miners Annual Memorial
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