Monday, 16 May 2016

Verdant Works

In mid April Alessio and I went back to Scotland for 5 days, the main reason was to celebrate my dad turning 70yrs old. Our days were jammed packed with activities and one of them was a visit to the Verdant Works. It is here that I finally saw The Great Tapestry of Scotland (only half of the panels though), afterwards we visited the museum.

Verdant Works is Scotland`s Jute Museum, here you learn about the rise and fall of jute, how Dundee became very important for Jute, the people who lived and worked in the mills, how jute was made and where it came from.

One of the people who work there showed myself and my father how one of the machines worked, it was so very loud, I could barely handle it. And to think women would work with about 6 of these machines for long periods of time!

It is a very good museum, well worth a visit if you are in the area!

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