The collection at Alyth Museum has been developed over many years and forms part of the entire collection which has been officially designated a Recognised Collection of National Significance to Scotland.
We collect examples of Art, Social History and Natural History connected with the Alyth area.
We are interested in things that have information about their history.
We are interested in things that are in good enough condition for us to be able to use them in exhibitions as well as for research.
We cannot collect everything. Additions are regulated by a Collecting Policy which is reviewed and approved by Perth & Kinross Council every five years. We add to the collections by gift, bequest and purchase.
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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. Visitors can also listen to poet Jim MacKintosh talking about the enduring influence of Hamish Henderson, local cultural icon, and Ian McGregor talking about the story and song collecting legacy of his traveller family, plus much more.
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