Tour Scotland Video Old Photographs Of Kirkconnel

Tour Scotland video of old photographs of Kirkconnel, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland. This town is located on the A76 road near the head of Nithsdale. The name of the town comes from Saint Conal who was an Irish monk or the son of a local shepherd befriended and educated by Saint Mungo a 6th century AD Christian missionary who became patron saint of Glasgow. Christianity came early to this part of Nithsdale. Life changed dramatically for this small town in the 1890s when a coal pit was opened at Fauldheld. Coal had always been mined in the district before, but never in large quantities. From then on coal dominated the life of the little town.

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