Scottish Museums Day: Vol IV

This post originally appeared on the Scottish Museums Federation blog in October 2019.  You know the drill by now. September rolls around and we quickly are whipped into a social media frenzy with realisation that #ScottishMuseumsDay is less than a month away! https://twitter.com/ScottishMuseums/status/1171453427588534273 By our fourth year, (yes, fourth. No, really!) we'd become a dab … Continue reading Scottish Museums Day: Vol IV

North Coast 500 – Part I

This blog also appeared on 9to5Adv, a blog site dedicated to adventuring away from the 9 to 5 routine.  The NC500 has been described as the ultimate road trip. 500 and a bit miles around Scotland, starting in Inverness, and depending on what way you go working your way up the east coast, across the … Continue reading North Coast 500 – Part I

​Good Social (Media) Practice

In November 2017, Museums Galleries Scotland asked me to deliver a talk at the Nationally Significant Collections Meeting on using social media at Surgeons' Hall Museums. The following blog post is an amended transcript of the talk I delivered. Surgeons' Hall Museums, for those of you who don't know has been open to the public since 1832 … Continue reading ​Good Social (Media) Practice

SoapBox – A Transformers Podcast

In 2017 as part of Festival of Change, I put forward a proposal to interview different museum and heritage professionals at the Museums Association conference in Manchester and record them for a podcast. This was done as part of the Museums Association Transformers Influence programme. With the proposal, I aimed to source content from my … Continue reading SoapBox – A Transformers Podcast

Scottish Museums Day – The Difficult Second Album

Bringing #ScottishMuseumsDay back for its 2nd year. Preparing for 2017 How do you repeat past successes? Do you go bigger? Do you go smaller? Or do you try and replicate what you had done previously? In 2016, I oversaw the first #ScottishMuseumsDay. October 3rd was picked as the date, which had absolutely nothing to do … Continue reading Scottish Museums Day – The Difficult Second Album