Media Release: Heritage being showcased in Moray


MORAY Council’s local heritage service will be showcasing its wide range of services at Elgin library on Saturday, October 1 from 10am to 4pm.

Families, young people and adults of all ages are invited to come along and find out about the resources and services available from the service, including its archives and online index to its collections.

The National Library of Scotland is supporting the event with talks and workshops.

There is a full programme of activities for young people and their families:

10.30am to 12noon – A puppet-making workshop run by Zenwing Puppets and National Library of Scotland

10.30am to 12noon – ‘Help us build our castle’ in the children’s area of the library

2pm to 2.30pm – Heritage storytime

2.30pm to 3.30pm – Create your own medieval charter

10am to 4pm – Library treasure hunt

The adult programme includes:

10.30am to 2pm – Family history taster sessions

2pm to 3pm – Mapping Scotland’s history – a talk by Paula Williams, NLS map and mountaineering curator [Free event]

3pm – Heritage afternoon tea sponsored by Cobbs Café [£7.50 per head]

10am to 4pm – Archive and reminiscence displays, the Jessie Kesson display

10am to 4pm – Moray’s War displays and advice and support from local experts

10am to 4pm – Learn to use the resources available in the local heritage service, including Libindx

To book a place on the puppet workshop, family history taster sessions, Paula Williams talk or heritage afternoon tea, call telephone Elgin library on 01343 562602.

Moray Council area stretches from Tomintoul in the south to the shores of the Moray Firth, from Keith in the east to Forres in the west. The council and its 4,500 employees respond to the needs of 95,510 residents in this beautiful part of Scotland, which nestles between Aberdeenshire and the Highlands.

Famous for its colony of dolphins, fabulous beaches and more malt whisky distilleries than any where else in Scotland, Moray is a thriving area and a great place to live.

Headquartered in Elgin, the administrative capital of Moray.

Contact: Peter Jones