Rothes Colliery, Glenrothes, Fife
|Architect/Designer||Riss, Egon (1901-1964)|
|Artist/Photographer||Galwey, Reginald Hugo de Burgh (1917-1971)|
|Library Reference||AP Box 269 Rothes|
|Colour Info||Black and white|
|Credit||Architectural Press Archive / RIBA Collections|
|Subject||Colliery buildings ; Mining ; Concrete|
NOTES: Rothes was an experimental colliery for which Glenrothes, Scotland's second New Town, was created in 1948 to provide housing for the coal miners and their families. The pit closed in 1961 because of unstemmable flooding problems and a decline in coal requirements nationwide.
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