Burngrange Pit Disaster Commemoration

The Calder History Group set up a planning committee to commemorate the 70th Anniversary of the Burngrange Mining Disaster. Local people and community groups gathered together to remember the disaster at an event in and around Union Square, West Calder, on the morning of 14th January 2017.


On the 10th of January 1947 the Burngrange Shale Pit Disaster claimed the lives of 15 local men.

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Last updated 16/8/20


The website is being maintained as a record of the events that took place around the commemoration