Merry Christmas from Tain & District Museum

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It has been a busy year for us here at the museum. In July we launched an interim exhibition on our WW1 Project "Put a Face to a Name". Jason, along with several volunteers,has been researching each person on the Tain WW1 Memorial in the Collegiate Church and the results to date were made into an exhibition. The project will culminate in a final exhibition in 2017. Anyone with info to share on their WW1 relatives can get in touch with Jason.

In August we decided to have a medieval theme for our tent at the Glenmorangie Highland Games. It was great fun dressing up in medieval costume for the day and it certainly raised a few smiles.

During the season we saw visitors from all over the world including Latvia, Singapore, Korea as well as our Ross friends from Australia, New Zealand, Canada and the USA.

We had a special visit from Jim and Chris Turnbull of the Clan Ross Canada who offered to work with the museum to tell some of the stories of Rosses who emigrated to Canada from this area. We decided to work on the WW1 Project first featuring some of the soldiers who came back from Canada to fight during the Great War. 

Thank you to everyone who supported us by giving donations and/or joining our Friends Group.

We would like to say a special thank you to the following:

David Ross of Ross and Balnagown for his support.

The Clan Ross America who gave a cheque for 800 dollars.

Knockbreck Primary School for choosing the museum as the recipient of the money they raised at a Gala Dinner. The £850 cheque helped us purchase a much needed new printer.

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from Sheila, Jason and everyone at the Tain & District Museum and Clan Ross Centre.

Tain Through Time Tower Street, Tain IV19 1DY Scotland IV19 1DY

Tel: 01862 894089