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Help Us With the Exploration and Imaginative Play Park

Date February 2020


The David Livingstone Trust is currently restoring and developing David Livingstone's Birthplace and Parkland and making it more accessible and interactive for our communities. We hope to reopen in Summer 2020.

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The David Livingstone Birthplace Highlights Scottish Explorer’s Birthday with a Special Event in Edinburgh with Award-Winning Zimbabwean Writer Petina Gappah

Date February 2020


Celebrating the well-known Scottish explorer’s birthday on 19 March, the David Livingstone Birthplace is holding a special event with Zimbabwean writer Petina Gappah in Edinburgh, starting at 7pm at Summerhall’s Main Hall.

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Volunteer for the David Livingstone Birthplace

Date January 2020


Get 2020 off to a great start by volunteering for the David Livingstone Birthplace, an exciting opportunity to enhance your skills and contribute your own experiences to a team of dedicated volunteers.

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David Livingstone Birthplace Secures New Grant for Developing Partnerships and Networks with Museums and Organisations in the African Countries

Date January 2020


The David Livingstone Birthplace has secured a new grant of £39k from Museums Galleries Scotland for a project which will develop working partnerships and networks between the David Livingstone Birthplace and museums and organisations which hold collections relating to Livingstone in the African countries he explored.

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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 Project 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 Project 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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