Mills C (2019) Landscape Legacies of Coal [Coal app]. [Mobile phone app] 2019. https://www.stir.ac.uk/about/faculties/arts-humanities/our-research/centre-for-environment-heritageand-policy/outreach-and-public-engagement/landscape-legacies-of-coal-mining
Catherine Mills , together with post and undergraduate students from the University of Stirling collaborated with local community groups and individuals, to produce an expanding series of curated heritage walks that narrate the story of Scottish coal mining through the medium of, and active engagement with, the disappearing landscape legacies, utilising a mix of industrial archaeology, historic maps plans and images and oral testimonies. The walks are available in this free to download mobile phone app.
The ‘coal app’ features information about the route, start points, parking, route distances, nature of the terrain with real time tracking, together with suitability for families, buggies, bike and wheelchairs. Also indicated are opportunities to extend or shorten the walks, mid route parking, public toilets and coffee and cake stops and you can choose between map and satellite.
Downloading the ‘coal app’ will allow you to not only explore but to connect and engage with local and historic coal mining sites. Users are also encouraged to share their stories and images, discover additional features in the landscape for inclusion on the app, suggest ideas for new routes and importantly report and record landscape changes as with the Meta Bath House. This was demolished in September 2019 and replaced by a new agricultural building.
The free app is available for Android or Apple devices - on your mobile store search for 'Landscape Legacies of Coal'.