At the very successful Wee Big Dig weekend (24/25 June) in Abernethy we celebrated Abernethy’s important ancient story at various events throughout the weekend.
As well as having a community archaeological dig at the drop-in test pits in the village on both the Saturday and Sunday to uncover Abernethy’s ancient past we had lots of other activities going on for everyone to enjoy.
On Saturday we had a group of Medieval Knights and army led by Gavin Adams with their armour and weapons thrilling the adults and children alike, History and Horror Tours, Gary Knight, www.historyandhorrortours.com/index.html doing talks at the museum on crime and punishment with stocks on hand!! - Interesting, scary and enjoyed by all! We also had the wizards of Virtual Worlds from St Andrews demonstrating digitally what the village of Abernethy would have been like in the 11th century when the Cudlees’ Monastery existed which was fascinating.
On the Sunday we had Susheila Jamieson, www.rachan.co.uk, running a Stone carving Workshop in the Museum which was extremely popular and enjoyed by all who took up the hammer and chisel and we also had guided tours of the Round Tower run by Adrian Cox from Historic Environment Scotland.
The Landscape Partnership, www.taylp.org, and the Museum, www.museumofabernethy.co.uk, was a huge success. We had 150 visitors over the weekend which is fantastic! Thank you to all who helped over the weekend and to all who came and enjoyed the events on offer.
The whole weekend coordinated by The Tayside Landscape Partnership, www.taylp.org, and the Museum, www.museumofabernethy.co.uk, was a huge success. We had 150 visitors over the weekend which is fantastic! Thank you to all who helped over the weekend and to all who came and enjoyed the events on offer.
On the 24th June Abernethy took part in the Scotland’s Gardens scheme where a number of Abernethy residents opened their gardens to the public. They also had a very successful day and they very kindly nominated the Museum to receive some of the money raised that weekend. A huge thank you to the Abernethy Horticultural Society for their generous donation to the Museum it is very much appreciated!!
We are open every Wednesday to Sunday from 2pm to 5pm until 01 October.
If you wish to become a member of the Museum and/or become a volunteer, your support would be greatly appreciated. As well as the satisfaction being involved in a fantastic local resource, you will 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.
Bring your friends and family and spread the word about your lovely local museum - enjoy all our displays, the new children’s activities and find out more about the life and times of our charming ancient burgh and parish
Lesley Robinson Chair
Museum of Abernethy
Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation Charity Number: SC023100