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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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Impressions of Burns

During his lifetime and throughout the years since his death Robert Burns has been an inspiration to other artists. Some of them have traced his footsteps depicting the places in which he lived and the people he knew, some have sought to visualise the scenes he creates in his poems and others have been preoccupied with the physical appearance of the man himself. Gathered here are some of these artworks from the collections of the south-west

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