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Behind the scenes at the Festival of Museums

Behind the scenes at the Festival of Museums

We plucked up the courage to brave the sights and frights of the University of Edinburgh’s Anatomical Museum when we helped unveil this year’s Festival of Museums programme.

Along with a team of school pupils we delved deep into the museum’s dark and mysterious archives to unearth some of its most horrible histories – including elephant skeletons, death masks and instruments made from human bones!

The 2015 Festival of Museums programme features over 100 day and night events specially curated to give visitors a unique glimpse inside Scotland’s best loved museums and encourage them to engage with culture in a unique, hands-on way.

It’s all happening on 15 – 17 May; find out more at www.festivalofmuseums.com.

ScottishPower raising £5 million for Cancer Research UK

ScottishPower raising £5 million for Cancer Research UK

Last week some of the Stripes ventured down to London Town to help unveil a giant sculpture to celebrate ScottishPower raising £5 million for Cancer Research UK.

The sculpture – weighing almost 40 stone– was unveiled at 7am in central London to encourage people to recognise the fundraising efforts by ScottishPower to help Cancer Research UK develop newer, kinder treatments.

As word spread, plenty of people popped by to have their picture taken with the sculpture, and of course the lovely Dawn O’Porter, who helped to celebrate the £5 million milestone.

There might have also been an incident with a bird…