2018 looks youth-full!

It’s almost that time of the year again, so we asked Chelsea Charles, the Communications Manager in charge of Scotland’s Themed Years down at VisitScotland’s Events Directorate, if she would mind writing a short blog on why Scotland’s museums should get involved. Here are Chelsea’s thoughts…

Photo credit: Kat Gollock

Reflections on 2017

11/12/2017 Joanne Orr

2017 has been a busy year for us here at MGS. As the festive season approaches, before we all start winding down for the year, I’d like to take a little time to reflect on the past 12 months. We led by example… Back in the Spring, we celebrated a


Bridging the Gap at #MGSConf 2017

Well, we’ve finally come down off our amazing-conference-high enough to sum up what we’re sure all delegates will agree was a truly special day. On Thursday 12 October, Museums Galleries Scotland hosted our 2017 conference Inequalities: Bridging the Gap, which focused on reducing inequalities.


St Cecilia’s: Putting your commercial hat on

06/10/2017 Admin

We love to hear from museums who are developing more enterprising ways of funding their museum. St Cecilia’s Hall in Edinburgh is a great example of a museum running more commercial activities alongside their core remit. We spoke to Ruthanne Baxter, Museum Services Manager at The University of Edinburgh, (who


Meeting the University Museums in Scotland

06/09/2017 Admin

This month, Connect met up with some of the members of University Museums in Scotland (UMIS). We heard about the difference university museums make to the sector, and why UMIS is so important to their work. As the name suggests, UMIS is a collaborative organisation made up of all the


illumination: Harbour Festival of Light

06/07/2017 Admin

The dark of winter may be an unwelcome thought at this time of year when it’s still light at 10pm but a festival of light just doesn’t work in July. That’s what Connect learned this month when we travelled to the Scottish Maritime Museum (SMM) in Irvine to talk to


Going Industrial

06/07/2017 GoIndustrial

A Riveting Day Out. That’s what drew me in. Possibly the best tagline ever, created for Scotland’s industrial museums. Under a new, public-facing brand name – Go Industrial – this federation of independent Accredited industrial museums holding Recognised Collections has set a bold path of mutual support and cooperation. For

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