01. Songs and Poems End of the Shift Song

01. Songs and Poems End of the Shift Song

Poems and Songs of Toil:

These recordings are part of an Oral History project documenting the lives industrial workers in Perthshire and Fife. The project is a collaboration of Grace Notes Scotland, a charity dedicated to handing on traditions to new generations. Funded by Heritage Lottery and the Gannochy Trust, ‘The End of the Shift’ team recorded over 70 people, aged 15 to 103. The song texts can be downloaded from www.gracenotescotland.org Additional songs may be downloaded with an educational pack.

02. Robert MacLeod: Cowdenbeath Miner Poet

02. Robert MacLeod: Cowdenbeath Miner Poet

"This is collection is a treasure trove of life in Fife in the early part of the 20th Century, created by the pen of Robert MacLeod. My generation caught the tail end of those riches of song and poetry, but Bob MacLeod was there and captured the age in his writings.  The great John Watt appreciated him hugely and, thanks to this lovingly restored archive, we all get to know the man and his work, so long forgotten. It’s wonderful, colourful and full of the human spirit."

Barbara Dickson, October 2015

03. Jim Douglas Mining Art Collection

03. Jim Douglas Mining Art Collection

Jim Douglas is a writer, artist, poet and entertainer. His art work have appeared in books and exhibitions all over the country and some even have a home with the royal family. Here you can find a slection of his work depicting the mining work in Fife.

One of Scotland's Treasures and Fife's 'Local Heroes.

04.Travellers' Trades and Traditions

04.Travellers' Trades and Traditions

Essie Stewart & Ian MacGregor

05. The Dunfermline Journal: Newspapers Database - A Collection by Jim Campbell

05. The Dunfermline Journal: Newspapers Database - A Collection by Jim Campbell

A Samples Newspapers

“A WEE KEEK BACK”

"CENTRAL AND WEST FIFE LOCAL HISTORY PRESERVATION"

("The Present Preserving the Past for the Future")

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06. West Fife Echo: Newspapers Database - A Collection by Jim Campbell

06. West Fife Echo: Newspapers Database - A Collection by Jim Campbell

A Samples Newspapers

“A WEE KEEK BACK”

"CENTRAL AND WEST FIFE LOCAL HISTORY PRESERVATION"

("The Present Preserving the Past for the Future")

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