Old Provest Robes To Be Part Of Dumfries Town Exhibition

This year at the Guid Nychburris celebrations, Councillor Ted Thompson, Provost of Dumfries and Chairman of Nithsdale Area Committee, donned new ceremonial robes recently purchased by Dumfries and Galloway Council.
1 a 1 a tedThe previous robes dates back to 1956 and are made of deep red velvet and real Ermine fur. The new robes (made by Robes of Distinction) have been made using artificial Ermine fur, and were funded by Dumfries Common Good Sub Committee.
The robes are worn by the Provost whilst undertaking official civic duties at events throughout the year, such as Guid Nychburris.
The old robes will be retiring to the Dumfries Museum, where they will be included in the re-display of the Town and Trade exhibition presently being developed by museum staff. This will tell the story of the growth of the Royal Burgh of Dumfries, and the Provost robes will be central to this exhibition.
Provost Ted Thompson said of the new robes;
“I was delighted that the Dumfries Common Good Sub Committee contributed to the funding for the new robes.. It is imperative that for a town as important as Dumfries in Scotland’s history that we maintain the high standards set by our ancestors. The exhibition planned at Dumfries museum will tell the story of how the town has developed through time and the old robes will be a welcome addition to the collection.”
To keep up to date with events and exhibitions taking place at Dumfries museum, visit www.dgwgo.com/events or www.dumgal.gov.uk/artsandmuseums or search for ‘Dumfries Museum’ on Facebook.

Pictures attached of Provost Ted Thompson handing over the odl robes to Siobhan Ratchford of the Council’s mueums service

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