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Three generations of the Moorhouse family from Edinburgh were the very first visitors to the exhibition in the Battery at the harbour. 

Duncan Smeed, Liz McLean, and Philip Revel have installed weatherproof versions of the panels of the Friends' 2020 temporary exhibition entitled 'John Muir, Earth-Planet, Universe'. Duncan explained, “Due to Covid-19 restrictions it has not been possible to showcase these panels in John Muir's Birthplace over the summer season and we are very grateful for the help and support of the Harbour Trust to allow us to use the Battery as a wonderful outdoor venue. There, we hope that many people will be able to visit, read and be inspired to get involved - all in a beautiful Covid-safe, (and well-ventilated) environment where John Muir himself explored during his boyhood in Dunbar! See https://www.facebook.com/groups/447249205640627/permalink/1287588281606711

"When I was a boy in Scotland I was fond of everything that was wild, and all my life I've been growing fonder and fonder of wild places and wild creatures", [John Muir, The Story of my Boyhood and Youth]

An official 'virtual' launch of this exhibition, and further news about the 'What If?' programme it has inspired, is planned for early November and further details published in the next day or two. For those that can't visit in person, the online version of the exhibition is also available to view at: https://muirbirthplacefriends.org.uk/.../john-muir-earth.../

Photo by Duncan Smeed

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