Friends of John Muir’s Birthplace Committee Members Liz McLean and Duncan Smeed and Philip Revell of Sustaining Dunbar braved the elements on Saturday 24 October to install weatherproof versions of the panels of their 2020 temporary exhibition entitled ‘John Muir, Earth-Planet, Universe’. Due to Covid-19 restrictions it hasn’t been possible to showcase these panels in John Muir’s Birthplace over the summer season. Friends are very grateful for the help and support of the Dunbar Harbour Trust to allow them to use The Battery at Dunbar Harbour as a wonderful outdoor venue. We hope that many people will be able to visit, read and be inspired to get involved – all in a beautiful Covid-safe environment where John Muir himself explored during his boyhood in Dunbar!
“When I was a boy in Scotland I was fond of everything that was wild, and all my life I’ve been growing fonder and fonder of wild places and wild creatures”, [John Muir, The Story of my Boyhood and Youth]
An official ‘virtual’ launch of this exhibition, and further news about the ‘What If?’ programme it has inspired, is planned for early November and further details of this will be published in the next day or two. See https://muirbirthplacefriends.org.uk for more information.
For those that can’t visit in person, the online version of the exhibition is also available to view at: