Danderhall museum’s funding boost

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When residents in a care home read of Ian Inglis’ campaign to open Scotland’s first Military Museum, they were keen to help.

After being gifted £500 raised at a psychic evening held at the home’s activities co-ordinator’s spiritualist church, the residents of Barrogil House in Fife voted to donate £200 of this to the Danderhall man’s project.

As a thank you, Ian visited Barrogil House, near Kirkcaldy, with his mobile museum to display his military memorabilia.

The residents thoroughly enjoyed looking at the many articles that ranged from uniforms, weapons and medals to letters sent home from the trenches of the First World War.

Ian said: “I had a fantastic day – it was fantastic to meet and chat with the residents and visitors. Listening to their wartime memories was a humbling experience. I was overwhelmed when I heard that one of the staff at Barrogil, read the story about Military Museum Scotland and went to the trouble of raising funds.

“It is gestures like that, that confirms my belief in the project and knowing that there are people out there that believe in what I am trying to achieve. I just had to thank all at Barrogil the only way I could think of, so I took the Mobile Military Museum to the care home for the day, so that the residents could enjoy it.

Ian’s successful mobile museum visits schools and care homes but he’s keen to establish a permanent site for his artefacts. For more details visit www.facebook.com/Military-Museum-Scotland-SCIO.