David Livingstone Birthplace

News - 2017

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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.

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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.

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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 David Livingstone Birthplace.

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BBC News - Grant to Revamp David Livingstone Birthplace 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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We are very grateful to our key funders the National Lottery Heritage Fund, Historic Environment Scotland and the Scottish Government for their support in helping us deliver the Birthplace Project. Note: Please note that David Livingstone Birthplace (and the David Livingstone Trust) is no longer part of National Trust Scotland (NTS). NTS members will therefore no longer receive discounted/free entry to the Birthplace Museum.

National Lottery Heritage Fund
Scottish Government
Historic Environment Scotland

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