We created two dramatic lighting installations at the National Mining Museum Scotland. The project uses innovative LED technology to create the illusion that the pit wheel at the 19th century Lady Victoria Colliery in Newtongrange is once again turning. Similar technology is used to make it seem as if the famous gantry that crosses the A7 to the pithead is being thronged by miners carrying lamps.
The installations bring the pithead and gantry of the museum to life at night and create a new night time landmark in the Midlothian landscape. The project highlights our experience installing a wide range of architectural lighting schemes and shows that we are experts at working with, installing and programming LED systems.
The pithead is high from the ground and working at height was challenging, especially given the Scottish weather. However, our experienced rope access technicians were able to safely install the fittings and cabling.
We worked with the Museum and liaised with Historic Scotland to ensure that the project was carried out in strict accordance with all heritage conservation criteria.