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On 13th September Museum volunteers celebrated the completion of a two-year field survey of memorial stones in the Kirkgate Churchyard in Kinross. A total of 530 stones have been recorded, described and photographed and now work can begin on creating a database and printed guide that will help people explore their family history.
Two display cases in the Museum now tell the story of Kinross textile firms William Cunningham & Co. Ltd, which operated a linen works from 1898 to 1963, and Todd & Duncan, which produces cashmere yarn and has been in business in Kinross since 1895. In the next two months the story of spinning and cottage weaving will be told as new displays are completed.
An important new accession to the Museum Archive is a collection of Registers and Log Books gifted by Kinross High School. These volumes will complement the collection of school photographs held by Kinross Museum.
With generous support received from the Bank of Scotland Community Fund, the Museum has advanced its Memory Bank Project with a display on the life of the late Mary Muirhead (1929-2015). We have also published ‘Mary’s Memories’, compiled by Mary Muirhead. Copies can be obtained from the Museum at a price of £5.
The Museum also has on sale a number of other publications including the recently published 48-page, fully illustrated guide to the Loch Leven Heritage Trail by David Munro. Titled ‘Loch Leven – The Great Meeting-Place and Sanctuary’, it is on sale for £4.95.
If you want
to learn more about what the museum does to conserve and promote local
historical heritage, why not come and see our current
exhibitions in the Loch Leven Community Campus and drop in on a Thursday
or Saturday to meet our volunteers.
. telephone 01577 867153