Author Archives: Ria Sloan

Thank you to our volunteers

We recently held our annual volunteers thank you event at the Museum of Edinburgh. The weather was on our side this year as it was the hottest day of the year (so far!). Many of our wonderful volunteers came along … Continue reading

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Every Day is a New Day

  I’ve recently been involved in a fantastic project run by Children in Scotland with a young mums group based at the Citadel Youth Centre in Leith. As part Children in Scotland’s Heritage Hunters project, which aimed to broaden the … Continue reading

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A busy month!

Photo: some of The Welcoming group at the People’s Story In the last few weeks I’ve been busy working with different groups from around Edinburgh. I ran two sessions with The Welcoming, a charity that supports people who are new … Continue reading

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Young Carers in Charge

Our latest exhibition, Young Carers in Charge, is now open at the People’s Story. It’s the culmination of a partnership project with national charity, Children in Scotland and Edinburgh Young Carers. Young Carers in Charge is part of a nationwide … Continue reading

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Edinburgh Glass tour

In 2018 the Museum of Edinburgh opened its new glass gallery. On display are over 180 pieces of exquisite glassware, all made in Edinburgh from the 1830s to the present day. The glassware forms part of Museums & Galleries Edinburgh’s … Continue reading

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Herstory Woven

A new exhibition opens today at the People’s Story Museum. Herstory Woven has been organised by KWISA (African Women in Scotland Association) as part of Black History Month (1 – 31 October). Herstory Woven was produced by artist, Fadzai Mwakutuya. … Continue reading

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Volunteer celebration event

On Thursday 23 August we held our annual volunteer celebration event at the Museum of Edinburgh. This was an opportunity for volunteers to meet one another, view the museum after hours and enjoy some music and a glass of wine! … Continue reading

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