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Scotland Office Minister David Mundell and the Secretary of State for International Development Justine Greening were in Edinburgh yesterday (17 January) to visit the Dr David Livingstone Exhibition at the National Museum of Scotland. The exhibition “Dr Livingstone I Presume” runs until 7 April, contains new research and a collection of personal possessions which help tell the story of Dr Livingstone’s spectacular journeys and numerous achievements.
The Ministers were met on arrival by Dr Gordon Rintoul, Director of National Museums Scotland and a guided tour of the exhibition was provided by its curator Dr Sarah Worden.
Mr Mundell said:
“The story of Dr Livingstone is truly remarkable, the exhibition that I and Justine Greening visited provides a fascinating insight into the life of one of Scotland’s most famous explorers. It is certainly an exhibition that I would encourage everyone to visit. From his humble beginnings in a tenement flat in Blantyre 200 years ago, Dr Livingstone went onto make a telling contribution for which he remains deeply respected.”
“There are wealth of activities being planned across the UK and further afield to celebrate the bi-centenary of Dr Livingstone’s birth. Next week I will be visiting Malawi and I look forward to meeting President Banda and her Ministerial team to discuss their arrangements to mark this occasion, as well as broader development and trade priorities.”