West Highland Museum closed following COVID-19 outbreak

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The popular West Highland Museum in Fort William reluctantly closed its doors to visitors on Monday.

In a statement, the museum said its staff and volunteers were ‘as one’ with the decision, taken in the current climate of concern about risks of infection.

‘As the period of self-imposed quarantine passes, we anticipate emerging unscathed from the crisis,’ the statement continued.

‘A new exhibition which recognises the 90th anniversary of the aluminium plant will be available. It only opened last Saturday. An exhibition on the St Valery capture of the 51 st Highland Division will follow in anticipation of a talk at the Local History Society by Kenny Grant in November.

‘We anticipate keeping in regular contact with our volunteers and as things settle there will be opportunities to work behind closed doors with updating and refreshing our exhibits.

‘We are actively moving towards parts of the museum being available online. So keep faith – the second jewel in Lochaber’s crown will be back!’

 

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