Fauldhouse Mining Tribute

It is with great delight that Fauldhouse and Breich Valley Community Development Trust are able to reveal the proposed design for the mining tribute that is intended to be installed on the Village Green.

This project has been a long time coming with the original idea dating back to 2016.

During 2019, the commissioned artists Ailsa Magnus and Billy Caulfield delivered art workshops with several local groups in Fauldhouse including the local primary schools. These workshops helped to guide and inspire Ailsa and Billy to produce the final design that is intended to be installed on the Village Green.

The design takes the form of a series of silhouette figures created in Corten A Steel. The figures are larger than life size with pierced detail showing their facial features and tools of the trade.

Two female figures front the piece. The women display a “banner” pierced with the statement “Fauldhouse A Community Built On Coal”.

The women represent the strong women who stood alongside their men-folk during the miners’ strike of the 1980s. Three male figures are represented as if returning home from a shift at the pit, tired but triumphant they carry tools of their trade. A small boy looks on from the side. A child from the past dressed in Victorian attire and carrying his lamp to light the way.

The figures and banner have been designed to reflect the mining heritage of Fauldhouse and to act as a bridge between the past and present.
A planning application is being submitted and subject to approval it is hoped that the final sculpture will be installed later this year.

About the artists

Ailsa has 25 years experience delivering similar projects throughout the UK. Billy is a multi-media artist and has worked on numerous projects throughout Scotland. Their combined skills and knowledge will bring something unique and memorable to Fauldhouse.

They delivered a series of creative workshops to engage with the community and through consultation with ex-miners and their families intend to create a lasting legacy for the community of Fauldhouse.

What's on in Fauldhouse

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8:00 am Library @ Fauldhouse Partnership Centre
Library @ Fauldhouse Partnership Centre
Dec 3 @ 8:00 am – 8:00 pm
Library @ Fauldhouse Partnership Centre
 
8:30 am Larder Café @ Fauldhouse Partnership Centre
Larder Café @ Fauldhouse Partnership Centre
Dec 3 @ 8:30 am – 3:00 pm
Larder Café @ Fauldhouse Partnership Centre
9:00 am Advice Shop @ Fauldhouse Partnership Centre
Advice Shop @ Fauldhouse Partnership Centre
Dec 3 @ 9:00 am – 3:30 pm
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9:00 am Fauldhouse Playgroup @ Fauldhouse Partnership Centre
Fauldhouse Playgroup @ Fauldhouse Partnership Centre
Dec 3 @ 9:00 am – 11:30 pm
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9:00 am Xcite Gym @ Fauldhouse Partnership Centre
Xcite Gym @ Fauldhouse Partnership Centre
Dec 3 @ 9:00 am – 8:30 pm
Xcite Gym @ Fauldhouse Partnership Centre
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10:00 am Fauldhouse Footers @ The Hub
Fauldhouse Footers @ The Hub
Dec 3 @ 10:00 am
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The Fauldhouse Footers leave from The Hub every Thursday from 10am. Informal walks around the village are moderate and suit most abilities. Newcomers to the group are always welcome.