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Dear STICK Friends,

Over the long locked down weeks and months, STICK has attempted to send out entertaining and informative items on various subjects of interest to our network via this mailing list. However, there has been a lot more activity on our Twitter feed, not least because of all the other great organisations and individuals that we interact with there. As we know many among our membership do not use Twitter, we thought we'd compile some highlights from the last few weeks for you. If you are on Twitter and would like to join the fun, do follow @stickssn.

Recent Highlights

Swansea University has been publicising and sharing some of the research from its Social Worlds of Steel project, which explores the human dimensions of the industry that shaped the lives of many people in 20th century Wales.

CultureNL has been using objects from its collection to illustrate how coal was hewn underground. There is also a filmed tour of the replica mine at Summerlee.

Everyone got excited when Go Industrial shared an image of a Carfin brick, again from the CultureNL collection. Brick enthusiasts will love the Scottish Brick History website and the bricky resources on SCRAN.

A researcher who is working on the Legacies of Coal app is looking for stories about the Twechar, St Flanan, Nethercroy and Dullatur Collieries. If you can help, contact Lisa on

Papers from the 2019 Big Stuff conference which took place in Katowice in Poland have been published:

The Scottish Fisheries Museum has launched a great virtual tour:

The Maid of the Loch is appealing for funds to help her through this difficult season:

Inverclyde Council offered a glimpse of the restoration of Greenock’s Watt Institution:

Last but definitely by no means least, STICK has been sharing some of our own resources that are available on our recently revamped website. You can see our resources here:

And of course, please don't forget the Call for Papers for STICK's upcoming conference on Art and Industry. The deadline of 24th July is fast approaching!

With best wishes,

The STICK Committee

To all our STICK friends

Keep Safe! 


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