My name is Lesley Robinson and I am delighted to have recently taken over from Rachel Cheer as the chair of the Museum of Abernethy.
I have been involved with the Museum since 2008 and am part of the Collections Management Group, helping them with their IT needs and have been on the Board as the Treasurer since 2009.
I would like to welcome Rachel Johnson (Secretary) and Carolyn Smart (Social Committee Representative) and welcome back Irene McLaren (Volunteer Secretary) to the board. I am ably assisted by them plus Sally Rose (Tayside Landscape Project Manager), Sonja Mainprize (Membership Secretary) and Angus Macintyre (Fabric & Maintenance). Thank you all for being on the board and helping to run the Museum so efficiently.
I would also like to thank all of the volunteers who have been working tirelessly to get the Museum ready to open for the season on 7th May and all the volunteers that help the Museum to open and function throughout the year – without you we could not function.
Our fantastic new display is our newly refurbished Pictish Stones, paid for by the Tayside Landscape Project (for more information see Sally’s article). Many thanks go to Sally Rose for all her hard work in organising the refurbishment of the stones and the display board.
We also have a large number of displays about Abernethy life from prehistoric through Pictish times to the present as well as a children’s corner with new Pictish activities for the children to enjoy.
We are open every Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 2pm to 5pm until 02 October.
If you wish to become a member of the Museum, your support would be greatly appreciated. As well as the satisfaction being involved in a fantastic local resource, you will also be invited to a number of events throughout the year. For more information please call the Museum on 850889 or look at the website www.museumofabernethy.co.uk or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I look forward to welcoming many of you to the museum when you come to see our new display and find out more about the life and times of our charming ancient burgh and parish.