Highland touring exhibition is announced

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A touring exhibition for Highland 2007 has been announced by three of Scotland's national collections institutions.

The National Library of Scotland, National Museums Scotland and the National Galleries are collaborating on the exhibition. Fonn 's Duthchas: Land and Legacy is a celebration of past and present aspects of Highland cultural life. It is part of a major project for 2007, funded by the Scottish Executive, to promote the Highlands as a great place to live in and to visit.

Starting next January, Fonn 's Duthchas will tour Inverness, Glasgow, Edinburgh and Stornoway. Among items on display from NLS will be:

  • a manuscript of Sir Walter Scott's novel Rob Roy
  • a copy of James Macpherson's Ossian, owned by Napoleon Bonaparte
  • the Iona Psalter
  • the order for the Massacre at Glencoe.

For further details, see the Fonn 's Duthchas press release.

20 November 2006

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