Situated off the main road in Cambuslang, lies this large monument that pays tribute to those who worked and tragically died in the coal mines of the local area. During this time, children as young as six years old were sent down to earn money for their families, often in unsafe conditions.
There is a plaque that contains the name Mick McGahey, Scottish Miners’ president and vice president of the National Union of Mineworkers. McGahey worked most of his life fighting for the rights of local workers and was an active member of the Communist movement in Scotland. This monument not only pays tribute to those who worked in the mines, but also those who represented the workers and fought for their rights.
The monument once resided at a local industrial estate, but the parts were moved and this new monument was officially unveiled in 2005. It allows visitors to pay tribute to those who worked so hard for one of Scotland’s many mining communities.
Know Before You Go
This monument is situated on a grass embankment on Hamilton Road, just a short distance from Cambuslang's main street. It is directly behind the main bus stop on this road.