Miner’s Library at Holyrood

Leadhills Miner’s Library was represented at yesterday’s state opening of the Scottish Parliament. The Library was invited to send three representatives, to join 1500 guests from all over Scotland, in the marching of the Royal Mile. The weather was very much with us making it an event enjoyed by all, except perhaps those responsible for security – but that’s another story… It was also an opportunity to rub shoulders with “the powers that be”; which provided some entertainment.

The Library elected to send, James Moffat, Mike Davies and Mike Fuller (me), armed with a large and colourful banner hailing the history and future of Scotland with reference to Southern Scotland and a strong Library bias.

Needless to say, we did wonder if we’d make it onto the telly – we did, but you have to concentrate and no blinking! 1 hour and 24 minutes into the BBC live coverage of the Opening of Parliament, we can be seen on the screen behind the presenter and commentators, strutting our stuff. You can find the BBC coverage here, but only until Friday 8th July.

Here’s a few snaps of our day out….

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