Only having heard about Scotland’s top festivals of Edinburgh Fringe, Edinburgh International book festival or Edinburgh Art Festival and many others, people of Scotland have a new surprise to cheer on with plans of introducing a new festival, named as “Scotland’s History Festival” being revealed by the event organiser Ian Harrower and comedian Susan Morrison.
The festival of Scotland’s history which will commence during November 2011 is a ten day event and will be showcased at the city’s libraries, museums, archives, the Scottish Parliament building along with the local bars, cafes and shopping centres. Also get a look at Scottish Clans Blog From Scotland.
Aimed at attracting and bringing together local history groups, academics, students and tourists, the pair has started this special event with promises of making it brilliant. They expect the festival will see 30,000 people attending the carnival. The programme has plans to stage it through various channels like walking tours, exhibitions, debates, lectures, film screenings, comedy events, storytelling sessions and poetry nights, hopes to encourage people’s interest in Scotland’s history.
The festival which is designed to start from 17 to 27th November will be attended by reputed institutions of the National Archives of Scotland, the National Museums Scotland, Napier and Herriot-Watt universities and Edinburgh World Heritage and Edinburgh. With a budget of £10,000, the pair has plans to continue it in the future years and extend it throughout the country.
With the main objective of celebrating the richness of the history of Scotland, hope this festival will be a new contribution in molding the modern world and bring in large crowds and turn out to be a great success.
With all their collections telling tales, the new look of the National Museum of Scotland unveils a display of animals which will be considered a major attraction once it reopens in July. Though the highlights of the Museum are the paintings, sculptures and the graphic arts, this new feature would be a great hit among the visitors. Reopening after a £46.4 million overhaul, the Museum that showcases the Natural World section will include the evolution, diversity and the various capabilities of the animal species and also depicts the extinction of species through natural or man-made causes.
Vast number of new collections in the old Royal Museum building will be accessed through a revamped grand gallery which has an 18 metre tall with a “Window on the world Feature” that consists of 800 objects from the museum’s collection. Exhibiting tons of creatures flying, swimming, gliding and floating among other 44 new exhibits, the collections in the Natural World section will be of major benefit to the public.
It is not alone the wildlife panorama that will be depicted in the museum but also stories about Scotland and the Scots, their prehistoric developments to their travel to the 20th century. The fully reopened Museum next month will brandish the story of the place, its cultural, political and also the natural world with its 20, 000 items.
Reflecting the natural habitat with the many galleries, these new features will surely fascinate families, tourists and children of all ages.