The Burryman and Ferry Fair

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Yesterday I went out to South Queensferry Library to run craft activities for the Ferry Fair. I also got a glimpse of the Burryman! The Burryman is a local tradition. He dresses up in burrs from burdock plants and parades round the town with two assistants. He drinks whisky in the pubs along his route.

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About edinburghmuseumsoutreach

I'm the Outreach & Access Manager at Edinburgh Museums & Galleries (the museums service of the City of Edinburgh Council). I take the museums out to community groups and schools. I really enjoy meeting lots of people of different ages and backgrounds and helping them connect with our collections. I love showing people some of the amazing objects that we hold and I like helping them to remember the past or to create something amazing.
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