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By Fiona Reid
Museum announces new curator

EMMA Gilliland has been appointed as the curator of the Devil’s Porridge Museum in Eastriggs.

She joined the team last month after several years working for the National Trust in London and Warwickshire.

Originally from Ayrshire, she studied history at the University of St Andrew’s and is delighted to be back in Scotland and closer to family.

Emma said: “It’s been a whirlwind few weeks and I’m enjoying every second. We’ve just put an exhibition on display by students at Gretna Primary School about the history of Gretna and it’s great to see all of their hard work.

“We’ve got many exciting projects and events coming up this year and I can’t wait to get stuck in. I love sharing our history with visitors, and we’re hoping to uncover more stories as we continue with our research, so do keep an eye on our website for updates, and pop in for a visit.”

Welcoming her, museum chairman Richard Brodie said: “We are very pleased to have Emma here. She has strengthened our team of dedicated staff and enthusiastic volunteers and her wide experience in museums will give the Devil’s Porridge the professional rigour required to take us to the next level.

“We have achieved a great deal in all the years we have been going. We started off in the local St John’s Church 25 years ago, and this year we will be pushing the boat out to provide our visitors with special memories.”

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