Commercial Street, Alyth, PH11 8AF
Alyth is a small town in rural Perthshire overlooking the countryside of Strathmore. This is an area rich in farming, which is an inspiration and resource for the museum collection.
Enjoy a wealth of pictures and objects reflecting life as it was in and around Alyth.
Last year Alyth Museum successfully launched A Story of the Cateran Trail in 100 Objects exhibition, developed in partnership with Cateran’s Common Wealth. This followed a local campaign to crowdsource ideas for 100 objects, people and places that tell the story of the Trail’s history and the resulting display proved popular with visitors and locals.
For 2018, one of the chosen Cateran Trail themes, the Laing Photographic Collection, is retold with new images and objects selected from this wonderful photographic record of life in the region from 1930 onwards. Three generations of the photographic business chronicled life in Perthshire between 1930 and 1990. From farming to fashion, sport to transport, dances to disasters and war to peace, it’s all here.
Visitors also listen to poet Jim MacKintosh talking about the enduring influence of local cultural icon Hamish Henderson, Ian McGregor talking about the story and song collecting legacy of his traveller family and much more.
The Museum is now closed for the winter season and will reopen on Wednesday, 1st May 2019.