Sector Stories

Reflecting on the Interns and Heritage Horizons Programmes

02/06/2017 Admin

The museums and galleries sector is renowned for being tricky to break into. Our Skills for the Future project, in partnership with the Heritage Lottery Fund, tries to address this problem by training and supporting people to enter the sector. Skills for the Future has consisted of two programmes so far: the

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Community driven heritage in the Western Isles

15/05/2017 Joanne Orr

I was recently in the Western Isles at the invitation of the trustees of Comann Eachdraidh Uibhist a Tuath and Taigh Chearsabhagh to discuss future developments. My trip started in North Uist at Carnish school. The school is being considered as a potential site for a new open store and


Museums and Galleries Exhibition Tax Relief – what is it?

12/05/2017 Alison Turnbull

This post was prepared in April, prior to the June General Election being announced. Since the announcement the situation on this legislation has changed and the bill has been put on hold pending Governmental election. Please read our blog on the current state of play with the bill and keep

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A month in the life of the CEO…

06/04/2017 Joanne Orr

  A quick round up of my goings on at MGS over the past month, as we have been busy working on behalf of the sector and getting out and about. I started March with the fantastic news that we have been successful in achieving a stage one pass from HLF


An Enterprising Approach to Fundraising

08/03/2017 Admin

This month’s feature is a little bit different from usual. Our March video feature is actually produced by our friends at Resourcing Scotland’s Heritage as a case study on one of the joint 2015 winners of the Enterprising Museum Award, Biggar and Upper Clydesdale Museum.

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Pigeon Post… WWI Commemoration funding from HLF and MGS

15/02/2017 Devon McHugh

In conversation with Megan Braithwaite, Development Manager at Heritage Lottery Fund, Devon McHugh (MGS’s Relationships & Partnerships Development Manager) discusses how museums can access match funding to create projects that mark World War 1. Ever dedicated to authenticity, Megan and Devon held this conversation via carrier pigeon… as all important communications should be held.  Devon:

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