Mu­seum of Ru­ral Life launch

East Kilbride News - - NEWS - An­drea O’Neill

Al­to­gether now – awwwwww!

Three lit­tle lambs clad in spe­cially-cre­ated East Kilbride tar­tan jack­ets were a sight to be­hold at the Na­tional Mu­seum of Ru­ral Life.

And they were all dressed up as the East Kilbride vis­i­tor at­trac­tion launched this year’s pro­gramme of events.

More than 170 new lambs have been born to date at the mu­seum’s 1950s work­ing farm.

Fam­ily events dur­ing the 2017 sea­son in­clude the ‘Woolly Week­end’ on Satur­day, June 3 and Sun­day, June 4; school hol­i­day fun with the at­trac­tion’s ‘Go Wild in Sum­mer’ pro­gramme from July 3 to July 7 and July 31 to Au­gust 4 and the Heavy Horse Show on July 16.

All the fun of the Coun­try Fair takes place on Septem­ber 3 with the fes­tive Christ­mas Fair and Foal Show on De­cem­ber 3.

Vis­i­tors to all of the at­trac­tion’s events can also ex­plore the mod­ern mu­seum build­ing hous­ing a vast col­lec­tion of farm­ing equip­ment and dis­plays telling the fas­ci­nat­ing story of Scot­land’s ru­ral past.

The work­ing farm – com­plete with High­land and Aberdeen An­gus cat­tle, Ayr­shire dairy cows, Cly­des­dale horses, sheep, chick­ens and pigs – is also open through­out the year.

Shirley Maciver, gen­eral man­ager at Na­tional Mu­seum of Ru­ral Life, said: “Our new-born lambs are al­ways one of our most pop­u­lar Spring-time at­trac­tions.

“And we are thrilled with these beau­ti­ful East Kilbride tar­tan de­signs which will help to show­case the de­lights of both our lambs and our fan­tas­tic mu­seum.

“We hope they will en­cour­age even more vis­i­tors to come along and en­joy a great fam­ily day out with us this sea­son.”

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