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It's National Tunnelling Day


Today is the fourth National Tunnelling Day.

Organised by the British Tunnelling Society Young Members (BTSYM), today is an opportunity for the public to catch a glimpse of the world class infrastructure projects currently being delivered by tunnelling professionals across the UK.

National Tunnelling Day is celebrated on the first Thursday of December to align with the Feast Day of St. Barbara, the patron saint of tunnellers.

On social media platforms, the campaign will be using the hashtag #TunnelDayUK and organisations are invited to contribute images, news items or items of historical interest using #TunnelDayUK.

The BTSYM will be leading the social media campaign through @BTSYM twitter, Facebook and Instagram accounts and will be re-tweeting and sharing content through the day to their network of followers.

Last year, the campaign reached over 1000 young people through #Target1000 and over 1.5M people across the world with social media campaign.

This year, the campaign aimed to connect face-to-face again with over 1000 young people in the week leading up to today and asking people to share their efforts with the BTSYM and include the number of young people you’ve reached out to using the hashtag #Target1000.

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