Government Minister at Heritage Museum

When the Scottish Government  held a Cabinet meeting in Wick this week  Ministers took the opportunity to learn more about the local area. The Cabinet Secretary for Culture and External affairs, Fiona Hyslop MSP, spent an informative  hour with volunteers at  Wick Heritage Museum .  Her entry in the visitor’s book described the impact the tour had on her.  ‘Overwhelmed!  A real treasure!’

She later tweeted

Fiona Hyslop ‏@FionaHyslop  18h

Johnston photo of Wick Harbour 1862 from impressive volunteers at equally impressive, must see @WickHeritage Museum

    Hundreds of visitors from all corners of the world have already visited the Museum this season. Like them, the Cabinet Secretary enjoyed the unique experience of coming face-to-face with vivid reminders of Wick’s rich history.

  During discussion It became evident that The Wick Society’s aims and vision resonate with the wider Government Strategy of developing  Ancestral Tourism in Scotland.  The Cabinet Secretary singled out the potential  for developing Wick’s unique Johnston Photographic Collection within Scotland’s National Plan.

During the visit she met Society members busily engaged , some as Museum Guides ,and others scanning images in the Johnston Collection workshop.

  If you have not visited the Museum recently, don’t put it off. Come and see us – bring your friends and visitors – enjoy the Museum  - don’t miss the Cottage Garden.( It is wonderful just now.)


  Wick Heritage Museum - The Johnston Collection- The Historic Boat Section, with its iconic Isabella Fortuna, are all active and vibrant parts of The Wick Society.  A Society run exclusively by enthusiastic volunteers who keep alive a compelling and inspiring story.

15 July 2014

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