Tag Archives: Writers’ Museum

Farewell Pat and Mona

We recently said farewell and thanks to two of our fantastic volunteers at the RL Stevenson room in the Writers’ Museum. For the past 21 years Pat and Mona have spoken regularly to museum visitors about Stevenson, his life and … Continue reading

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Sir Walter Scott’s slippers!

Yesterday I was very lucky to be at the Writers’ Museum when Sir Walter Scott’s slippers were delivered! The slippers were said to have been given to Scott in 1830 after his visitors noticed his old slippers were looking worn. … Continue reading

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Pirates, parrots, cats, dogs and peacocks

Last week I ran two sessions at West Pilton Neighbourhood Project. The first session was pirate themed- inspired by Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson (one of the writers represented in the Writers’s Museum). We made treasure maps and parrots. … Continue reading

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Street games sessions, volunteering and activities

Over the next month you can catch the Outreach team running street games holiday activities at libraries around Edinburgh. 4 July: I will be at Moredun Library 2-3.30. 8 July: I will be at Currie Library 10.30-11.30 and Balerno Library … Continue reading

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Writers’ Museum Volunteers Highly Commended at Museums and Heritage Awards

Well done to the Writers’ Museum volunteers and John, our MGS Volunteer Coordinator Intern for all their hard work. Here is a picture of them looking very dashing at the awards ceremony.

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Writers’ Museum volunteers shortlisted for Museums and Heritage awards

I have just found out that our Writers’ Museum volunteers have been shortlisted for a Customer Service Award at the Museums and Heritage Awards! John Gillespie, our Volunteer Coordinator Intern wrote the application- well done to all!

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