Tag: dunsmuir

Blood on the Coal – Part 10

Continuing the story of Auchinraith Pit Disaster which happened on Saturday 30th August 1930. Continued from Part 9 yesterday. Today we’re again looking at the funerals of the victims and how this affected the community in Blantyre. The four Silver bands played appropriate music and the weird notes of the piper’s lament seemed to lend […]

David Dunsmuir, Blantyre convoy veteran

The “Arctic Convoys – Men and Ice” exhibition opens this Monday in Edinburgh and tells the stories of survivors of the Arctic Convoys. These were the brave sailors who worked in some of the harshest conditions of the war, on board ships, on frozen, icy waters in bitter cold Arctic winds, all the time fearing the German U-boats below. The […]