David Livingstone Birthplace

News - 2017

David Livingstone’s Birthplace Starts New Adventure with £6 Million Funding

Date July 2017

The National Lottery and Scottish Government announce support for transformational project at Blantyre. Described as Africa’s first freedom fighter*, David Livingstone is of immense international importance in terms of his contribution to science, exploration, faith and humanitarianism yet he remains largely unrecognised in Scotland.

Our New Adventure is Reported in the Press

Date July 2017

Find out what has been reported in the press about our latest funding announcement.

New Web Site Launched

Date July 2017

We are pleased to launch our new web site containing the latest information about the David Livingstone Trust and the David Livingstone Centre.

BBC News - Grant to Revamp David Livingstone Centre in Blantyre

Date June 2017

Plans for a multi-million pound revamp of a museum dedicated to Scots explorer and missionary David Livingstone have been awarded £334,000 lottery funding.

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