Visit by Michael Russell, MSP, the Minister for Culture

20th April2009

The Day's Events

On the 20th April the Cottage was officially opened for the 2009 summer season by Michael Russell, MSP, the Minister for Culture.

Michael received a conducted tour of the cottage and visitor centre by Trust chairman Alf Hannay before viewing project work made by children from nearby Kirkbean and New Abbey Schools.

Michael told the children that Jones was an example of a local person who had become world famous by his own skills and knowledge and that they should set their ambitions high as with effort anything is possible.

Almost all the Trustees were present to enjoy the fine spring weather.


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Last revised: 22th April 2009