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Rothes Colliery, Glenrothes, Fife

RIBA Ref No RIBA75589
Architect/DesignerRiss, Egon (1901-1964)
Artist/PhotographerGalwey, Reginald Hugo de Burgh (1917-1971)
CountryUK: Scotland
Subject Date1958
Image Date1958
Library ReferenceBM/IND/15/A (Galwey ER/19)
Colour InfoBlack and white
CreditRIBA Collections
SubjectNew towns ; Colliery buildings ; 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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