Monday 18th February 2019, 1:47pm
To mark the 100th anniversary of Sir Hugh Munro’s death, The Munro Society is presenting ‘The Munro Legacy Exhibition’, hosted at the A.K Bell Library in Perth. It is free of charge and will take place between 5th March and 18th May 2019 during normal library opening hours. The exhibition tells the story of Scotland’s mountains as a source of recreation from its 19th century beginnings to the present day, and in particular the contribution of the man whose name is used to describe Scotland’s highest mountains. Members of the Munro Society will have the opportunity to visit the exhibition at the AGM, being held at the A.K. Bell Library on 31st March.
The exhibition comprises roller banners, posters with text, maps and photographs, several display cabinets and two mannequins demonstrating clothing past and present. All of these tell the story of Sir Hugh’s life, the birth of the Tables, the growth of completers, the pioneers, the working class movement, the post war years, recent times and, of course, the Munro Society. Other subjects included are developments impacting on our hills, youth on our hills and Munros and wild land. Amongst the items in the display cabinets are Sir Hugh’s aneroid barometer, the ice axe used by the first Munroist, the Rev A. E. Robertson, and a copy of the original Munro’s Tables.
After the exhibition ends The Munro Society intends to take it to other parts of the country. As soon as dates and venues have been confirmed they will be advertised.