First stop for new touring display from National Library
A new touring display from the National Library of Scotland telling the fascinating story of the development of the Scots diet over the past 400 years opens in Aberdeen on Monday 5 June.
It is the first stop on a Scotland-wide tour that aims to introduce the National Library's collections to people across the country, close to where they live.
The free display can be seen at the Gallery, the Sir Duncan Rice Library at the University of Aberdeen in Bedford Road from 5 June to 20 August. It will then move on to the New Lanark World Heritage Site visitor centre in September until November.
The display is composed of a series of colourful panels which tell the story of food and drink in Scotland, based on photographs and descriptions of material in the National Library's collection. The display will help visitors understand more of how their ancestors lived and how their diet links to what we eat today.
The information is all taken from the popular exhibition 'Lifting the lid: 400 years of food and drink in Scotland', which was staged at the Library's Edinburgh headquarters in 2015.
Curator Olive Geddes who developed 'Lifting the lid' said: 'We hope that, through this touring exhibition, people can learn more about food in Scotland and about how tastes have changed and developed.'
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5 June 2017