Engineering tales sought for exhibition

Do you have a story to share from working in industry?
Do you have a story to share from working in industry?

A new permanent exhibition on the area’s industrial past is being created within the tower of North Lanarkshire Heritage Centre in Motherwell.

The £40,000 project, funded with help from MuseumsGalleries Scotland, is expected to be completed early in the New Year.

To help bring the displays to life, the museums service has launched an appeal for stories about working in local industries. These will be recorded and used in the creation of an audio sound-track for the new exhibition.

CultureNL’s collections and exhibitions manager Clare Weir said: “I’d like to speak with people who worked in the steel, engineering or other local industry from the 1960s right up until the present day.

“We’ll record your memories and make excerpts for use in the new displays which will tell the story of Motherwell, as visitors progress up the tower.”

The Climb through Time exhibition, will begin with the Roman era and pre-industrial Motherwell on the first level, then the industrial revolution and the heyday of heavy industry and engineering on the second.

Levels three and four take the visitor through the changes of the 20th century to the present-day Motherwell on level five.

On the open top deck, new graphics will point out key features of the area’s 21st century landscape.

If you can help Clare call 01236 856371 or e-mail