Transforming derelict mines

Restoring two abandoned surface mines in East Ayrshire left derelict since the previous owner went bankrupt presented a number of environmental challenges. Jim Donnelly explains how his team achieved the transformation

by Jim Donnelly
The unrestored site (top) and a view across the restored landform blending in with the landscape. Photo: Banks Mining
The unrestored site (top) and a view across the restored landform blending in with the landscape. Photo: Banks Mining

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