BURNTISLAND'S GIFTS AND TREASURES
The Burntisland Heritage Summer Exhibition 2017
The Exhibition will run from 17 June until 26 August - Wednesdays 1 pm - 4 pm and Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays - 11 am - 4 pm. ADMISSION FREE
Burntisland Heritage Centre is situated at 4 Kirkgate, Burntisland (just round the corner from the main door of the Burgh Chambers in the High Street and across the road from the Museum of Communication).
The amazing achievements of Mary Sommerville, whose childhood home was in Burntisland and whose image will appear on the new Royal Bank of Scotland £10 note later this year, is one of the main features in this year's Exhibition at the Burntisland Heritage Centre. The town is very privileged in having more than its fair share of prized possessions and lost riches, from the town's priceless medieval and historic churches to the story behind the lost treasure of King Charles I.
Susan Allman (right), assisted by Dorothy Brankin of the MoC, declares the 2017 exhibition open!
The exhibition will run until 30 September, Wednesdays and Saturdays 11 am - 4 pm. Admission FREE.
We'd welcome new exhibition guides! If you'd like to give it a try, contact us via this link. Training given - It's very rewarding and good fun!
Whilst working on this year's exhibition, we thought that it would be interesting to look back to fifty years ago and find out just how much everyday life in Great Britain had changed, after two cataclysmic World Wars (and many other lesser wars and conflicts), in the intervening period.
This year marks some notable anniversaries, especially the 50th anniversary of the introduction of colour TV and the start of Radios 1, 2, 3 and 4. The picture below shows the stairwell at 131 - We think you'll agree, it'll be an exciting introduction to the Exhibition.
Alongside all this advanced technology from the 1960s, our Exhibition continues to 'Keep the Home Fires Burning' and track the devastating carnage of WW1 in 1917... including the US entry to the War.
The 1960s display in the stairwell at 131.
More Lectures are in the pipeline - watch this space!
SATURDAY (VERY) SPECIAL -
More than 40 people crowded into the Museum of Communication in Burntisland to hear broadcast technology expert, Susan Allman trace the evolution of broadcasting in Scotland from 1967- 2017.
In her time with BBC Scotland (since 1987), Susan has amassed a wealth of knowledge working at the forefront of technological advances in both television and radio and has played a key role in the digital revolution.
Audiences now have an infinite amount of choice for their viewing and listening time in contrast to the handful of BBC services available in 1967. In the last 20 years alone, the BBC has introduced two dedicated children’s channels BBC 3, BBC 4 and BBC ALBA, with BBC iPlayer and online content now as integral to its portfolio as its television and radio services.
Susan also demonstrated a selection of video cameras which are used both out in the field and in studios.
Following her talk, Susan officially opened the Museum's new exhibition, entitled "Remember When??... Looking back 50 and 100 years!"
Dr Brian Flynn from the University of Edinburgh, thanks Susan on her fascinating lecture