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It’s National Tunnelling Day – 4th December 2019

4th December 2019

Barhale aims to celebrate this year’s National Tunnelling Day by highlighting some of our tunnelling successes (historical and current).

The British Tunnelling Society (BTS) this year has opted to join the World Tunnelling Day and will celebrate National Tunnelling Day and World Tunnelling Day on the 4th December to align with the Feast Day of St. Barbara, the patron saint of tunnellers.

The aim of these days is to generate interest in world class tunnelling projects being undertaken in the UK and to promote the industry (and its many professions) to students of all ages and the general public.

The BTS Young Members organisation leads the media campaign through its Twitter and Facebook accounts, re-tweeting and sharing posts containing the hashtags throughout the day. Individuals and organisations are encouraged to tweet and share interesting images, stories, and news items (historical or current) using the designated hashtags and ultimately get National and World Tunnelling Day trending on social media channels.

To find out more about how you can get involved, visit

@BTSYM #TunnelDayUK #WorldTunnelDay