Thursday 19 January 2012

New roof for Scottish Maritime Museum

The Scottish Maritime Museum ( in Irvine is to get a new £1 million roof, the Culture Secretary Fiona Hyslop has announced.

The museum will be reopening in June, with the boatshop, pontoons and shipworkers' flat becoming accessible from April. History Scotland magazine's Celebrating Scotland site has the full story at

Delighted to see this happen - I made a fly on the wall TV series a few years back and one of the people I was following lived across the road from the museum, which was fairly dilapidated and depressing to look at. Good to see it coming back to life - it has one hell of a story to tell.

(With thanks to @HistoryScotland)


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