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Do you have Ellisland stories to share?

By Fiona Reid
Do you have Ellisland stories to share?

PEOPLE with a strong connection to Robert Burns’ farm near Dumfries are wanted for an exciting new oral history project.

Ellisland Farm and Museum want to interview people with a close connection to the 18th century farm, which was built by the bard for his young family.

They want to piece together the farm’s history in the centuries after Burns left in 1791.

The project is part of a wider exhibition titled ‘For the Love of Ellisland’, funded by Historic Environment Scotland, Museums Galleries Scotland and The People’s Postcode Lottery.

The resulting exhibition this summer will be an audio-visual experience.

One of the primary aims of this project is to celebrate the communities who have maintained the integrity of the site over many years.

Previous custodians, trustees, volunteers, and those belonging to or related to the local community are encouraged to participate.

Project officer Adam Dickson said: “This is an exciting opportunity for people closely connected to Ellisland to share what the place means to them or their families.

“We are delighted to offer the local community a chance to display their memories in a meaningful way.”

Those interested should email [email protected] or call 01387 740426.

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