Restoration works move forward at Mainshill

Work to restore the former opencast coal site at Mainshill is entering a new phase, thanks to a partnership between Mines Restoration Limited (MRL), South Lanarkshire Council and Hall Construction Services.

Funding project now has fair wind behind it thanks to £380k charitable gesture

A community funding initiative which uses wind power to propel communities forward is now debt free, thanks to a generous move by its funding partners.

Community groups powered by Glenmuckloch funding

Upper Nithsdale groups receive funding from GCEP

Funding project has power to propel community organisations

A group of enterprising young people have launched the funding arm of a project which will see local organisations benefit from the revenue generated by a community energy park.

Scotland's coal - life after extraction?

In this video from British Geological Survey, SMRT chairman Professor Russel Griggs OBE gives his views on the restoration of derelict opencast mines, explaining the role of SMRT in facilitating restoration through community stakeholder engagement and emphasising the importance of bringing sites back into community use. The video includes footage of the Spireslack opencast mine. More information on BGS can be found here -

MRL Begins Restoration Engagement

The Mines Restoration Limited (MRL) has embarked on a stakeholder engagement programme after acquiring the remaining seven Scottish Coal sites.

Community energy park takes centre stage in restoration project

Minister for Energy, Enterprise and Tourism, Fergus Ewing today marked a significant development in the restoration of the Glenmuckloch surface mining site as he launched the Glenmuckloch community energy park.

Work at Broken Cross recommences

Operations at Scotland’s largest surface coal mine are back underway with more than 100 jobs set to be created.

Green light for landmark restoration project

THE Scottish Mines Restoration Trust is helping facilitate the restoration of an abandoned opencast coal mine in southern Scotland.

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