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Leighton Library, Dunblane

Scotland's oldest purpose-built library founded in 1687

πŸ“† Restoration Story So Far - Free Event on Thursday 1 June 2023 6-9pm in Dunblane Cathedral Hall

πŸ“† Restoration Story So Far - Free Event on Thursday 1 June 2023 6-9pm in Dunblane Cathedral Hall

Added at 10:34 on 18 April 2023

πŸ“š  There's a great chance for you to hear, at a FREE event, about the restoration so far of Dunblane's historic 17th century Leighton Library

πŸ—“οΈ  This will be held on Thursday 1 June from 6pm-9pm in Dunblane Cathedral Hall - booking is essential so please use the link at the foot of this page to register

πŸšͺ Doors Open at 6pm to give you a chance to look at the marvellously detailed photographs taken by Tom Astbury during the restoration work

πŸ—£οΈ Then hear from those closely involved in the restoration project:

πŸ“š Opening Address from Alastair MacDonald of the Leighton Library Executive Group

πŸͺ™ Words of welcome and thanks from The Right Honourable The Lord Robertson of Port Ellen, Patron of the Leighton Library

πŸ“š Hear why the Leighton Library Collection is so important, from Dr Kelsey Jackson Williams, Associate Professor of Early Modern Literature at the University of Stirling

πŸ›οΈ Listen to Rosalind Taylor, founder of the architects Tod and Taylor in Edinburgh, talk about the Architectural Restoration of the Leighton Library

πŸ‘·‍♂️ Hear from Scott Gillies, master stone mason from Gillies and Farrell Stonemasons about the meticulous masonry work involved in the restoration of this 17th-century building

βš’οΈ Listen to Graciela Ainsworth, sculpture conservationist, founder of Graciela Ainsworth Sculpture Conservation, about the Story of the Cartouche

🍷 Light refreshments will be available

πŸ’· There will be the opportunity to donate to the Leighton Library Restoration Appeal. Click on this link if you'd like to donate online to the Leighton Library Restoration Appeal

🎫 Click on this link to register for your free ticket to the Restoration Story event


You can watch the recording from the event at this link


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