A memorial is to be erected to commemorate the people who lost their lives in the Scottish iron and steelmaking industry.
The decision to raise funds for the memorial comes 20 years after the closure of the Ravenscraig steelworks site in North Lanarkshire, which brought an end to 120 years of bulk steelmaking in Scotland.
The Scottish Steelworkers Memorial Fund is being co-ordinated by Supercounty, the Lanarkshire civic pride campaign, which was created after the closure of the site in 1992.
It hopes to raise £200,000 for a monument that will be unveiled next year. Depute Lieutenant of Lanarkshire Terry Currie is chairing the memorial fund.
Mr Currie is a former British Steel employee and a founding member of the Supercounty board.
He said: "The iron and steel industry revolutionised the Scottish economy and we plan to erect this memorial to pay tribute to the brave workers who faced grave danger producing the steel which allowed Britain to become the workshop of the world.
"The exact number of people who died in the Scottish steel industry has never been recorded but the total will amount to several hundred over the decades. The memorial is not only in remembrance of those who died, it also honours all the workers who devoted their lives to the Scottish steel industry."
Discussions have been held with sculptor Andy Scott, who has designed some of the country's best-known sculptures including Baillieston's Heavy Horse alongside the M8 motorway.
Initial plans suggest that the five to six metre high galvanised steel sculpture will feature a steel worker emerging from billowing smoke while holding aloft a flowing ribbon of molten steel.
At the highest point of the flow of steel, a sprinting athlete will be seen powering towards the future - symbolising Lanarkshire's regeneration and a new start.
Bulk steel is no longer produced in Scotland but plants still operate at Dalzell Works in Motherwell and Clydesdale works in Mossend, both North Lanarkshire, and Clydebridge Works in Cambuslang, South Lanarkshire.
Members of the Scottish Steelworkers Memorial Fund include former steel union leaders Tommy Brennan and Pat Donnelly, former Lord Lieutenant Gilbert Cox and Ian Livingstone and John Scott from Supercounty.