Banchory Museum in line for award

Banchory Museum: In line for national award
Banchory Museum: In line for national award

Banchory Museum has been nominated for a national award for their work with young people in the local community.

Their ReSound project, working with young people, has earned the small Deeside museum a place on the shortlist for the Enterprising Museum Award.

Anne Lamb, custodian of Banchory Museum, said: “It took traditional music and modern music and put them together, because the traditional stuff is important, but of course, with young people you have to make it relate to their world sometimes to get them interested.”

She added: “It’s very exciting for us here, because it’s not very often that small museums like ours get this kind of recognition.

“I think the last time was when we had talking postcards a few years ago, to help people feel more included, who struggled with their reading for some reason.”

The Enterprising Museum category highlights and celebrates innovative projects that have delivered a high-impact museum experience.

Joanne Orr, Chief Executive of Museums Galleries Scotland, said: “These projects really exemplify the innovative and entrepreneurial work by museums across Scotland. I am pleased we can highlight their achievements through the Enterprising Museum Award.”

Banchory is up against the Biggar and Upper Clydesdale Museum, the McManus in Dundee, and the Scottish Maritime Museum.

Banchory Museum features numerous exhibits, including a taxidermy scene of native Scottish animals that survived the ice-age, manyitems relating to the Strathspey king, and numerous other pieces of local historical interest.