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Glenfinnan Monument April 2013

Glenfinnan – Raising the Standard
10/04/2013
A new exhibition has recently opened its doors at Glenfinnan Visitor Centre.
A new exhibition has recently opened its doors at Glenfinnan Visitor Centre.

The dual language exhibition has been developed by the National Trust for Scotland’s learning team and designed by Edinburgh-based design company, Studio LR. The project was part funded by Bòrd na Gàidhlig.

The refresh breathes a fresh lease of life to the centre which was last updated in the late 1990s. The Glenfinnan site is a popular destination for visitors, many of whom stop to enjoy the picture postcard view of the monument or catch a glimpse of the now infamous ‘Harry Potter’ steam train puffing over the Glenfinnan Viaduct.

Interpretation Project Manager, Elaine Clark, was pleased with the outcome: "This is a really exciting project for the Trust and the new exhibition aims to engage visitors in the story of the 1745 Jacobite campaign, at the place where Charles Edward Stuart famously raised his father’s standard.

This heralded the beginning of the ’45, which would end in tragedy at Culloden less than a year later.

Visitors find out what really happened, hour by hour, on the day the standard was raised. Fun interactives let younger visitors create a secret portrait of ‘the Bonnie Prince’ or decode a secret Jacobite toast. Visitors from abroad, or the local community, should enjoy finding out more about the heritage on their doorstep.”

See our Flickr for images of the new interpretation at www.flickr.com/photos/ntscotland/sets/72157633209496299/detail/

See an interactive 360 degree visualisation at www.photographic360.com/glenfinnan.html

For more information on Studio LR visit www.studiolr.com and for information on Bòrd na Gàidhlig visit www.gaidhlig.org.uk/