Council Funds Mining Museum

Friday July 1st 2016

Scottish Mining Museum

Midlothian Council has agreed to fund the National Mining Museum Scotland (NMMS) by £40,000. The funding is conditional on monies also being awarded by the Scottish Government.

The council has a service level agreement in place with the NMMS which approved a two year funding package in 2014. This new additional funding is being awarded to give the museum some financial security whilst anticipating the financial benefits of the Borders Rail Line. The appointment of a new chief executive at the NMMS, the filling of board vacancies and the museum’s new strategic plan for 2015-18 provide a strong basis for increased visitor numbers and income.

Cllr Jim Bryant said: “Midlothian is very fortunate to have a national museum of such standing in its area. It is a major educational, community and tourism facility, and one which secures the heritage of an industry which has been so important to Midlothian. The National Mining Museum Scotland has a strong working relationship with Midlothian Council and we look forward to this continuing.”

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