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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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3 Photos from Allison’s Visit

Outside JMB with Carolyn Gray, Jo Moulin, John Hutchison, David Anderson, Allison Chin, John Thomas and Cllr. Norman Hampshire
Allison and Jo at the John Muir Boyhood statue
Allison and Jim Thompson at the Stewart (or Stuart as they had it then) panel in the Council Chamber

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Visit of Allison Chin

Had a nice buffet lunch in the Council Chamber at Dunbar Town House on Wednesday meeting with Allison Chin, President of the Sierra Club. Also enjoying the lunch were John Hutchison, President of JMT, John Thomas, JMT trustee and chairman of JMBT, Stephen Bunyan, Chairman of Dunbar Community Council, Will Collin and Jo Moulin. I was […]

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