Exhibitions at Summerlee – The Museum of Scottish Industrial Life


6 July – 27 October
A Game of 2 Halves


As Albion Rovers Football Club celebrate 100 years at Cliftonhill Stadium in Coatbridge, Summerlee Museum presents a unique photographic study of the fans and environment surrounding the team. The photographs featured are a social document which captures the feelings of those involved in following and organising Albion Rovers. The fans travel far and wide, help dig the snow from the pitch, organise the community events and provide the vocal support which echoes around the stadium. The images are a selection from home and away games where photographer, Iain McLean superbly captures the spirit of those following a small club that swims against the tide and battles against the odds. There will also be Football themed family activities throughout the school holidays plus a special Albion Rovers celebratory event taking place during September weekend (Friday 27 – Monday 30 September 2019). Check culturenl.co.uk for details.

Visitors will also relive the days when the Monarchs and Tigers speedway teams raced at Cliftonhill with a selection of memorabilia from both teams, and a speedway bike raced at Cliftonhill by Scotland internationalist Brian Collins.


2 November – 1 December

Scotland: A Peace of History


This exhibition marks the 60th anniversary of the Scottish Council for Nuclear Disarmament. It explores the notable events in the history of nuclear weapons and the struggle against them. Journey through a timeline, from the Woman’s Peace Crusade in 1916 to the International Rally at Faslane in 2018. Take in a film of testimonies of some of Scotland’s most prominent peace campaigners. Learn about the use of atomic weapons in Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945 and about Scotland’s atomic landscape today. Find out how you can contribute to the ongoing efforts for peace today.


This is a touring exhibition from Scottish CND and was funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund.


You can also view the exhibition online at  banthebomb.org/history/