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Monday, May 14, 2012

All that Glisters is not Gold - in Whithorn

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The exquisite gold Whithorn Reliquary on loan from the British Museum and the magnificent Whithorn Crozier on loan from the National Museums Scotland are not the only treasures at the Whithorn Trust Visitor Centre this year.
The Festival of Museums on May 18th & 19th is one of Scotland’s most innovative and exciting programmes designed to ignite imaginations and celebrate Scotland’s wealth of culture.  The Whithorn Trust has arranged a packed weekend of activity at the Visitor Centre to join in the festival.
Friday night features stars and lights from 9 till late.  There will be a talk on the stars by Galloway Astronomy Centre, the chance to take part in a bat watch and walk the labyrinth with lights twinkling underfoot.  All this in addition to the Treasures Touched by Kings exhibition!
On Saturday during the day the Machars Archaeology Project enters its closing phase and a chance for visitors to watch the local volunteers excavate some more metre square test pits.  Last time they were lucky enough to find rare early pottery shards.  The weekend will also see the launch of the final report of all the hard work done by volunteers over the winter.  Sites right across the Machars have been surveyed and the report will record this impressive research carried out under the watchful  eyes of AOC Archaeology.
On Saturday evening at 7.30 there is a murder at the Priory!  This light hearted who dunnit features a local cast and traces a night of mishaps and misfortunes for a group visiting the area for a series of talks.  How good a detective are you?  Can you spot the clues?  Why not join us for the close of this special weekend of events celebrating Whithorn, its history and its museum.                                                                                                                                
Tickets are avalable at the Visitor Centre and for information ring 01988 500508 or email .

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