Tarbat War Stories - new online exhibition

16 April 2020
A new exhibition featuring wartime stories and experiences is to be hosted online thanks to funding from Museums Galleries Scotland.

In a special report, Tarbat Historic Trust write: 

'Like all local museums Tarbat Discovery Centre has not been able to open as expected this Easter. But we still hope to share our planned exhibition ‘Tarbat’s War Stories’ online.

'As part of our Tarbat’s War Effort project funded by Museums Galleries Scotland, we will take the work already completed behind the scenes and create a digital exhibition, featuring local wartime stories and experiences. This will help us to acknowledge this very special anniversary of 75 years since the end of the Second World War.

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'We feel that this story is more relevant than ever, as we face a new challenge in our communities that has drawn parallels with the restrictions and community spirit of the wartime era.

'As part of this, we are inviting adults and children at home to get creative and paint, draw or craft a poppy which we can display digitally alongside each of the names on our local Portmahomack War Memorial. There are 67 names on the memorial, so we need at least 67 poppies! Some local schoolchildren have already sent their creations, which is a great start, but we need a lot more! Please send a photograph of your poppy by e-mail before the end of April so that we can get them online.'

You can follow the progress of the project and the exhibition on the discovery centre website. Tarbat Discovery Centre is in Portmahomack in the Highlands.

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