The Coal Trail
In October 1984, Coal News reported
that Scotland's new National Mining Museum was based on two
sites linked by a unique '800
years of coal' heritage trail.
Prestoungrange colliery, saved from oblivion by its last General
Manager and first Honorary Curator, David Spence, was joined by
the Lady Victoria Colliery at Newtoungrange.
Since that time Prestoungrange has literally fallen off the Coal
Trail and all the attention has gone to Newtoungrange which is
now styled as 'The' Scottish Mining Museum. Prestonpans certainly
wishes it good luck, but we are also determined to resurrect the
Coal Trail as a tourist feature and encourage visitors to either
end of the Coal Trail to journey all the way and including a visit
to The Gothenburg
is a must.