There is a pretty good chance that if your ancestors came from Stirlingshire then they would have been involved in the coal mining industry in some way or other. Mine certainly were and somehow managed to accumulate enough background stuff to put together these few pages. If you have any useful articles or interesting photos then I would be clad to publish them here. Just mail me.
The best site to go to is http://www.mining-villages.co.uk/
Mines, Owners and Managers
( this is about 450k)
Redding Pit Disaster (photos)
Redding Pit Disaster (fatalities)
Polmaise and Bandeath Collieries
Quarter Pit Explosion