The Prestongrange Man

Prestongrange Mining Museum, Ravensheugh Rd
by Andrew Crummy

A mural created with help from over 40 children and many adults with lead artist, Andrew Crummy. The “Prestongrange Man” is a miner crawling through a mine, chiselling away the coal, but the “Man” is also a man made up of many parts, including women and children who used to work in the mine. You will also see other industries that made up “the birth place of the Scottish Industrial Revolution”. The mural is black and white to represent the industries that were the bedrock of this community – coal and salt.