The main strike started on 6 March 1984 with a walkout at Cortonwood Colliery in England. The NUM President, Arthur Scargill, then made the strike official across Britain on 12 March 1984. It was to continue until its bitter end on 3rd of March 1985. It had knock on effects right across the country, including steel making at Ravenscraig near Motherwell, Scotland. This small collection of photographs were taken early in the strike but as time went on it became a lot more violent. The Yuill & Dodds lorries that transported imported coal from the Clyde ports increasingly became a target for those sympathetic to the miners cause and they would often come under attack en-route to the Ravenscraig works or at the gates.