Thursday, March 15, 2007

Future Museum South West Scotland

My son was just on a school outing on the trail of Mary Queen of Scots just before she left Scotland forever, i.e. in our local region of Galloway.

While at Whithorn Priory he picked up a leaflet about the Future Museum of South West Scotland, which is a virtual museum. On the website it says:

"Future Museum provides free access to the museum collections of Ayrshire and Dumfries & Galloway and creates a valuable resource for people of all ages."

There are links to key areas that distinguish South West Scotland from the rest of Scotland, namely its people (Lives in Key Periods, Key People), industries (Key Industries, Social History) and arts (Arts, Crafts, Decorative Arts).

I haven't had a chance yet to look at the whole site, but under Lives in Key Periods I found quite a bit of interesting history, including about family names of the region. The Bruces and Stuart kings, among others, have their roots in South West Scotland.

Future Museum South West Scotland

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