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Future Museum is built around the key areas that make the south-west so distinctive from the rest of Scotland – its people, industries and arts. The website provides free access to the museum collections of Ayrshire and Dumfries & Galloway and creates a valuable resource for people of all ages.

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Dr. Robert Munro

Born in 1835 in Ross-shire and educated at Tain Royal Academy and the University of Edinburgh Dr Munro was a man with many interests. He was both a medical practitioner in Kilmarnock and for a time, Chairman of the Directors of Glenfield & Kennedy Ltd. In which company he had a large financial interest. Despite this he still found time to take an active part in the affairs of the Kilmarnock Philosophical Society and the Glenfield Ramblers where he was one of the earliest lecturers. His focus lay in archaeological and anthropological pursuits and was a recognised expert on Prehistoric Man; it was largely through his endeavours that the celebrated excavations took place at Lochlea and Midbuiston crannogs.

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