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Groam House Museum in Rosemarkie thanks backers and plans reopening as coronavirus restrictions ease


By Hector MacKenzie

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Groam House Museum in Rosemarkie after its exterior makeover.
Groam House Museum in Rosemarkie after its exterior makeover.

STALWARTS at an acclaimed Black Isle museum have paid tribute to supporters who backed it over the last year and the difference that has helped it make.

Groam House in Rosemarkie is renowned for its display of Pictish carved stones and for the George Bain collection of Celtic art.

With help from a crowdfunding drive, it now has a renovated exterior "with sparkling white walls and shiny blue paintwork".

It was also earlier successful in its application for grants to develop the George Bain collection.

Funding from Museums Galleries Scotland and Creative Scotland is paving the way for volunteers and specialists to digitise the collection, develop outreach events, and create an interactive website to promote further study and use around the globe.

It offers an opportunity for people to connect with ancient Celtic and Pictish art, through the work of more recent artists and craftspeople.

The museum hopes to be able to open within the next week or two.

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