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8 November 2007

Stevenson At Museum of Scottish Lighthouses to Mark National Recognition

Banff & Buchan MSP Stewart Stevenson will tomorrow (Friday) unveil a plaque at the Museum of Scottish Lighthouses, Fraserburgh at 3.15pm to mark the museum’s collection being one of only ten in the country officially recognised by the Scottish Government as being of national significance.

Speaking in advance of tomorrow’s ceremony, Mr Stevenson commented:

“I am delighted for the museum staff and indeed the whole of Fraserburgh that the collection at the Museum of Scottish Lighthouses has been recognised in this way.

“It is a tribute to the staff there but is also a huge accolade for the Broch. We in the North-east have always known that the lighthouse museum is a bit special but it is terrific to have that recognised nationally.”


Douglas Connell, Chair of the Recognition Committee, which oversees the Recognition of collections of national significance, said:

“To achieve Recognition status, the applicants had to demonstrate the uniqueness, authenticity, comprehensiveness, and national value of their collection. This first round announcement highlights the wonderful diversity of Scotland’s collections and we are confident the scheme is recognising the best the country has to offer.”

The Recognised collections are:

the Entire Collection cared for by Hunterian Museum and Art Gallery, Glasgow
the Entire Collection cared for by Scottish Fisheries Museum, Anstruther
the Entire Collection cared for by Museum of Scottish Lighthouses, Fraserburgh
the Entire Collection cared for by Pier Arts Centre, Stromness
the Entire Collection cared for by Surgeons' Hall Museum, Edinburgh
the Collection of Historic Musical Instruments cared for by University of Edinburgh
the Archaeology Collection cared for by Dumfries and Galloway Museum Service
the Entire Collection cared for by Scottish Maritime Museum, Irvine
the Entire Collection cared for by Burns Monument Trust, Alloway
the Core Collection cared for by Scottish Railway Preservation Society, Bo’ness.
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