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Come and find out about the new Iona Abbey Redisplay Project

8 March 2013

Come and find out about the new Iona Abbey Redisplay Project

Wednesday 13th March at the Village Hall, Iona

Come along to the Iona Village Hall on Wednesday 13th March 2013 to meet members of Historic Scotland staff who are involved in the exciting new Iona Redisplay Project.

There will be a drop-in session from 2:30 – 4:30 pm where you will be able to see plans and drawings showing the new, improved facilities.

There will also be two presentations from 7:30 pm by Richard Welander, Historic Scotland’s Head of Collections and Peter Yeoman, Head of Cultural Heritage.

They will talk about the behind-the-scenes complexities of conserving, recording and presenting the most important early sculpture collection in Scotland, as well as the extraordinary artefacts and amazing new understandings which have come out of the project research.

Peter Yeoman said:  “ We are looking forward to meeting as many people as possible.  This is such a momentous and historic time for Iona with the 1450th anniversary of St Columba’s arrival on the island being celebrated this year.”

Notes for editors:

  • Historic Scotland is an executive agency of the Scottish Government charged with safeguarding the nation’s historic environment. The agency is fully accountable to Scottish Ministers and through them to the Scottish Parliament.


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For further information


Jennifer Johnston-Watt
Communications and Media Officer
Communications and Media
0131 668 8070 or 07827 956 866
jennifer.johnstonwatt@scotland.gsi.gov.uk