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Year of Stories Exhibition
01/09/22 – 30/11/22
Tuesday and Thursday 10-7pm, Wednesday and Friday 10-6pm and Saturday 10-1pm at Kinross Museum, Loch Leven Community Campus, Kinross

Year of Stories storytelling evening
17th of November 2022 7pm at Kinross Library, Loch Leven Community Campus, Kinross

Scotland’s Year of Stories

Heaven and Hell, Stories of hope and despair in Kinross-shire


Kinross Museum are pleased to announce that they have been successful in their bid to obtain funding for their Stories project which has been developed as part of Scotland’s Year of Stories. This project concentrates on three stories which are geographically rooted in Kinross-shire. The first is the story of the dreadful persecution of witches in the seventeenth century, focussing on the trials in the Crook of Devon. The second story takes us to John Knox’s pulpit in Glenvale and the tale of the Covenanters and their courageous fight to be allowed to worship God the way they had done for centuries. The final story is one of hope and healing centred around the well in Scotlandwell, with pilgrims visiting from as early as Roman times.
Children from local schools have been working on the three stories produced for them by volunteers at Kinross Museum and the children will produce their own re-interpretations of the stories in a variety of ways and these will be displayed to help create an exhibition at the Museum starting in September 2022.
The Museum will also produce information leaflets for each of the stories which will give details of the story, information on how to visit places connected with the story, illustrated with a selection of children’s art work.
The culmination of the project will be a story telling evening in November, where local storyteller, Douglas McKay, will bring the three stories to life.

 
This event has been supported by the Year of Stories 2022 Community Stories Fund. This fund is being delivered in partnership between VisitScotland and Museums Galleries Scotland with support from National Lottery Heritage Fund thanks to National Lottery players.
email: information@kinrossmuseum.org.uk. Telephone 01577 867153
Kinross (Marshall) Museum Trust is a recognised Scottish Charitable Trust. Charity No. SC027144