Exhibitions in 2024

Tay Salmon Fisheries

A collection courtesy of the family of the late Robin Scotland. This covers all the beats on the Tay with information on catches, tides and setting up of various Dams including the Pitlochry Dam and salmon ladder, maps and scale models. 

This will run from March until June 2024

School Days

Our next display running from June-September will be “School Days” 

Committee Member Sandra Carstairs, is in the process of getting all the information collated for this exhibition. This will included:

  • Over the years, Newburgh has had various schools:  The Parish School, many private schools, Madras Female School, Junior Secondary, Higher-Grade, Primary & Nursery Schools.
  • Headteachers dating back to 1631.The History & photos of Newburgh, Abdie, Flisk & Dunbog schools. 
  • Class photos from around 1900-2000.
  • We also have a folder with over 200 school photos (mostly named but still looking for some names, we welcome any information on these). 

Thank you to everybody who has donated photos and artefacts for this exhibition.

Newburgh School
Abdie School
Dunbog School

“Our Soldiers of World War I & II & Evacuee Exhibition

This will run from October through until Remembrance Day. After this the Lower Laing Museum will close for the winter unless by appointment.

Moira Wilson, Vice Chairman, has put together the Soldier@s exhibition over the years and is always adding new names and information. 

At the outbreak of WW2, Newburgh was designated a “Reception Area” by the Government. On 3rd September 1939, a train brought 172 evacuees from Abbeyhill School in Edinburgh to Newburgh.  We have gathered 12 stories of evacuation from people who are connected with Newburgh in various ways. These, with photos and other artefacts, are displayed for local interest.