This wonderful replica of an old van advertising the excellent range of Tunnock’s Wafers and Teacakes was part of the parade down the main street during the Coalburn Gala Day celebrations on 3rd July 2010.
The driver was leaning out of the van handing out Tunnock’s Caramel Wafers and Caramel Logs as he slowly drove down the street.
Tunnock’s is an institution in Scotland and everyone loves their products, however, they do not always get their advertising right. (Click here to see a rather dubious attempt at subtlety).
Coalburn developed from the 1850s as a railway settlement associated with local coal mines. With the closure of the railway to passengers in 1965 and the last colliery and mineral traffic on the railway in 1968, the village population declined from a peak of nearly 2,300 to approximately 1,000.
The giant Dalquhandy opencast mine that opened in the village in the late 1980s became the biggest mine in Europe by the early 1990s. Scottish Coal stopped operations at Dalquhandy in 2002.
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