For the last 6 months our education and outreach officer has been beavering away in the archive researching the content for our new WW1 Travelling Exhibition.
The roadshow, which is part-funded by Museums Galleries Scotland, will tour the Highlands and Moray. It will trace a the story of the Highland regiments through a large 1914-18 timeline. It will focus on the key battles and events that the Highlanders fought in, as well as drawing on the personal stories of some of the Seaforth, Cameron and Lovat Scout soldiers. There will be excerpts from some of the fascinating personal letters and diary entries on the timeline which will add to the personal stories.
In addition, the exhibition will include a display of original uniform of a Seaforth Highlanders, as well as some other personal items used by soldiers during the Great War. In addition, children and adults alike can have a go at trying on a WW1 uniform using our fantastic handling collection.
The exhibition will begin its tour at the end of August at Brora Heritage Centre for two months. The exhibition can be set up in a range of different venues including Youth Hostels, community Centres, libraries and schools – so if you are interested in hosting the exhibition at some point over the next 3 years get in contact with our education officer Lynsey Easton on 0131 310 8763 to discuss it.