Here are some images to update you all as to the Beacon Progress, with indicative layouts of the generic accommodation. We are looking forward to the building opening this summer, and the community is very welcome to get in touch with ideas for using any of the spaces. Contact us here, for the attention of […]
GCDT Project News
The Gorebridge Beacon opening is imminent, and consultation is underway to find out exactly how you feel the facilities should be used. Click the link below to complete the survey online. Please share this survey using the share buttons below or copy and paste the link into email to share with the community. https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/GorebridgeBeacon […]
On a recent visit to the Gorebridge Beacon, some photographs were taken which gives insight into the fantastic facilities that this building will provide the community with. (click on the photos to view larger images) View and feedback your comments below, or directly to the Trust via this form.
What a glorious day we had of it! Despite the bitter cold over 20 volunteers and archaeologists turned up this week to spend a day clearing vegetation around the little-known ruin of Newbyres castle in Gorebridge town centre. Newbyres castle was ‘adopted’ by the Adopt-a-Monument Scheme run by Archaeology Scotland […]
We now have a list of the names of 101 miners, men and boys, who died in the local coal mines. We are appealing to the community to help make sure that the list is accurate and representative of those who fell in the course of the work so rooted and integral to our hstory and […]
Great news – Newbyres castle has been accepted into the Adopt-a-Monument scheme. This is a nation-wide community archaeology scheme that provides practical advice, training and help raising funds. It has earmarked mid-December for the first stage of vegetation clearance. This will be done by a group of volunteer Edinburgh University archaeology students and led by […]