Ellisland receives funding for its Tales and Trails project

Ellisland Museum and Farm are thrilled to have received funding of £9,800 from the Holywood Trust and £5,000 from the ScotRail Foundation managed by Foundation Scotland for its project ‘Tales and Trails’.  This exciting development aims to engage young people with the home of Robert Burns and his writing.  Working with artists, actors and storytellers, the group will create a new character and storyline to help guide young people and families around the site.  The young people will decide on the character which could be a member of the Burns’ household, someone from one of his poems or even one of the farm animals!

Ellisland will work with its young supporters and youth ambassadors along with members of the Creative Futures programme in Lochside and Lincluden to deliver the programme.  Partners also include Dumfries College, whose students will help to animate the stories for new audio-visual displays.  The long term ambition is to develop the museum’s youth ambassador scheme to create a Young Friends of Ellisland group.

The first workshop for young people will be on Saturday 21 September, 11am-3.30pm when the group will work with an actor to develop the storyline and characters.  Young people who are  interested in being involved should contact Curator Sue Hughes, [email protected], telephone 01387 740426 for more information or to book a place.


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