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Three Bolts from the Blue

Following Friends’ treasurer Will Collin’s talk to the Gifford Society in late February, he received a phone call from a gentleman in Gifford wishing to donate some books on the history of Dunbar and three John Muir ones to Dunbar and District History Society and Friends.  Will gratefully collected them on 17 March and was [...]

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John Muir Tapestry by Dunbar Primary School

[ April 21, 2014; 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. ] Thanks to the efforts and enthusiasm of a small group of parents led by Mrs Eden Blair, each of the 34 classes in Scotland’s largest primary school have embarked on a literally massive project.  Eden, herself from the USA, has identified 34 key times or happenings in John Muir’s life.  Each class has been given [...]

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John Muir, Earth – Planet, Universe

As reported in FoJMB Newsletter #25, October 2013 Education Scotland had chosen John Muir to be a nominated figure in Scottish Studies and funding found for the publication of a graphic book telling of the life of Dunbar’s most famous son. The graphic novel was launched by Scottish Book Trust on April 2nd. Written by award-winning author Julia [...]

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April 2014 Newsletter

The April (#27) issue of the FoJMB Newsletter is now available online. Please see the Current Newsletter page for full details.

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Scotsman and John Muir

From edition 30/12/2013.Pages 32 and 23

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January 2014 Newsletter

The January (#26) issue of the FoJMB Newsletter is now available online. Please see the Current Newsletter page for full details.

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Writer’s Court

If you missed it in the news.
John Muir’s stone will be included at Makars’ Court within the Writers’ Museum in Edinburgh.
The Dunbar-born naturalist wrote more than 300 articles and 10 books.
Edinburgh City Council approved the plans for the stone, which will be inscribed with: “John Muir (1838-1914) I care only to entice people to look [...]

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October 2013 Newsletter

The October (#25) issue of the FoJMB Newsletter is now available online. Please see the Current Newsletter page for full details.

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Happy Birthday

HAPPY 10th BIRTHDAY to THE JOHN MUIR BIRTHPLACE.
Opened 23rd August 2003.
Now approaching 120,000 visitors
Comment in visitors book yesterday from a lady from Holland. ‘What a wonderful museum. I didn’t know of John Muir but I do now. An inspiration to us all’. And a couple from Maryland. The lady told us that her husband proposed [...]

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June 2013 Newsletter

The June (#24) issue of the FoJMB Newsletter is now available online. Please see the Current Newsletter page for full details.

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