Pagan Osborne, legal, financial and property specialists, is encouraging people across Fife and the Lothians to support their National Industrial museums this summer.
The company is championing the National Mining Museum Scotland in Newtongrange, and the Scottish Fisheries Museum in Anstruther, as the institutions prepare to launch their summer programme.
Through a social media campaign, Pagan Osborne will be helping to promote events and encouraging visitors to support the two centres of national heritage financially.
Two Pagan Osborne solicitors, Douglas Turner and Andrew Boyd, are Trustees of the Museums and are both passionate about Scotland’s industrial history. They want to ensure that the legacy of the men and women who worked in the nation’s fishing and mining industries is not forgotten.
Douglas Turner is a partner at Pagan Osborne and a Trustee of the Scottish Fisheries Museum. Commenting on the reasons for giving his support he said:
“Our industrial museums are national treasures which must be preserved. Budget cuts to cultural funding and harsh economic times make life tough for the Fisheries and Mining museums, so it’s important that we show our support and remember to keep these institutions in mind when organising our affairs, or risk losing them entirely.
“Pagan Osborne recognises how important it is to celebrate our cultural heritage and is able to offer advice on how people can make the most of their charitable giving through donations to the museums.
“Our specialists can also help anyone keen to leave some of their estate to the museums through their Will.”
Over the next two weeks, Pagan Osborne will be tweeting about upcoming events at the museums and inviting people to share their memories of relatives involved in the fisheries or mining industries. Follow the campaign at www.twitter.com/Pagan_Osborne.