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Tourism Chief Visits Livingstone Birthplace

Date November 2019


VisitScotland’s Chief Executive Malcolm Roughead was on site at the David Livingstone Birthplace to review its on-going restoration during a tour of the Lanarkshire area and met with the Trust’s Chair Isabel Bruce.

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Birthplace Releases First Podcast About Newly Published Digital Edition of Livingstone’s Missionary Travels

Date November 2019


In the first podcast from the David Livingstone Birthplace Kate Simpson interviews Justin Livingstone about the newly published digital edition of Livingstone’s Missionary Travels.

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David Livingstone Birthplace Partners with Scotland Malawi Partnership for First School Partnership Awards

Date October 2019


The awards, in partnership with the Scotland Malawi Partnership and supported by the Year of Young People National Lottery Fund, aim to celebrate the variety of school partnerships held between Scotland and Malawi.

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Black History Month Wikipedia Editathon

Date October 2019


Join the Birthplace Project and Wikimedia teams in the David Livingstone Birthplace’s first Wikipedia Editathon on 16 October in Rutherglen.

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The David Livingstone Birthplace Explores the Local Community for Volunteers

Date September 2019


The David Livingstone Birthplace Project is looking for new volunteer positions from the local community in the run up to the re-opening summer 2020.

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David Livingstone Trust Wins Funding For New Exhibition Thanks To Community Support

Date September 2019


The David Livingstone Trust has won a £2,471 award to fund a new exhibition about the local area, thanks to a major thumbs-up from the local community.

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Publication of Livingstone’s Missionary Travels Manuscript (1857): A Critical Edition - Update

Date September 2019


Livingstone Online have announced the first edition of Livingstone’s Missionary Travels Manuscript (1857): A Critical Edition.

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David Livingstone Birthplace Unveils Fresh Branding

Date August 2019


The David Livingstone Birthplace, home to the history of Scotland’s famous explorer David Livingstone, has revealed a new brand this month.

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Are You Part of David Livingstone’s Living Legacy?

Date July 2019


Scotland Malawi Partnership are delighted to offer members of the public the opportunity to have their work visible at the David Livingstone Birthplace when it reopens.

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Belong Nottingham Visit 14 May 2019

Date April 2019


The Birthplace Project team were delighted to welcome Belong Nottingham team to our offices to have an exchange of research, information and start a new research partnership.

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Birthplace's Pop-up Display at Livingstone Memorial Church

Date April 2019


Our pop-up exhibition has now moved on to David Livingstone Memorial Church in Blantyre where you can see it until the end of April. Opening times are...

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Volunteers Day 2019

Date March 2019


Our wonderful volunteers had a closer look at some of the graphic content for the redesign as well as some tea and cake!

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Association of Scottish Business Women Recognise Isabel Bruce as one of their Women of Inspiration 2019

Date March 2019


As Chair of the David Livingstone Trust, she is the driving force behind a £6.1m project to transform Livingstone’s Blantyre birthplace into a hub of learning and cross-cultural importance, securing funding from the Scottish Government, Heritage Lottery Fund and Historic Environment Scotland.

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Publication of Livingstone’s Missionary Travels Manuscript (1857): A Critical Edition

Date January 2019


We are thrilled to announce the publication of Livingstone’s Missionary Travels Manuscript (1857): A Critical Edition after a long period of development.

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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.

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