Don't let the Highland Folk Museum become History

Fears that the Highland Folk Museum could become a victim of local authority budget cuts have prompted actions by local residents to protect this superb attraction.

Highland_Folk_MuseumThey are urging Highland councillors to do all they can to keep open the award-winning facility, which has sites in Newtonmore and Kingussie.

The possibility of closure of the museum - which employs 41 staff at the height of summer - was first raised when Highland Council started consultation on how it was going to make £36 million of service cuts over the next three years.

Newtonmore woman Angela Cox, who has been the driving force behind the campaign, said "I feel it is such an important museum and a wonderful visitor attraction. I have worked in tourism all my life, including several spells at the Highland Folk Museum in both Newtonmore and Kingussie, and I know how important it is to the local area.

"If we lost it, it is our heritage we would be losing, as well as lots of local jobs, both seasonal and full-time."

Mrs Cox said that the fight to save the Highland Folk Museum had won the backing of both the Newtonmore Business Association and Newtonmore Community Council.

"Do we let Highland Council make decisions for us, or are we willing to show them our community has a voice?"

"We have already had more than 300 members join our Facebook page from all over the world since it was launched on Wednesday. We have had replies from such place as the USA, Ireland, Australia, the United Arab Emirates, Spain, New Zealand, Sweden, Trinidad and Tobago, as well as the UK".

What can you do?

We want to ask you to join the ever growing band of supporters against this possible closure.

If you'd like to help, please do a couple of things.

Visit our Facebook Page:- Don't let the Highland Folk Museum become History.

And - we'd ask you to sign our petition - www.petitiononline.com

Thanks for your help, we very much appreciate it.

For more information, contact Angela Cox by This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


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