To mark the 100th anniversary of Sir Hugh Munro’s death, The Munro Society presented ‘The Munro Legacy Exhibition’, at the A.K Bell Library in Perth in March 2019. The exhibition told the story of the exploration of Scotland’s mountains from the 19th century beginnings to the present day and in particular the contribution of the man whose name is used to describe Scotland’s highest mountains. Members of the Munro Society will have the opportunity to visit the exhibition at the AGM on 31st March.
The exhibition comprises pull-ups (roller banners), posters with text, maps and photographs, several display cabinets and 2 mannequins demonstrating clothing past and present. All of these tell the story of Sir Hugh’s life, the birth of the Tables, the growth of completers, the pioneers, the working class movement, the post war years, recent times and, of course, the Munro Society and its role today. Items on display include: Sir Hugh’s aneroid barometer, the ice axe used by the first Munroist, the Rev A. E. Robertson, and a copy of the original Munro’s Tables.
Such was the success of the Exhibition that it has been touring Scotland since 2019 and has been displayed at, amongst other places, Torridon, Portree, Birnam, Glasgow, Glenmore Lodge, Glen Doll, the Scottish National Parliamnet in Edinburgh and the Dundee and Fort William Mountain Film Festivals. It is curently on display at Edinburgh Central Library until 30th June 2023. Further displays are planned as follows:
4th-25th September 2023: Breadalbane Community Library, Aberfeldy
26th September - 24th October 2023: Thomas Graham Library, Strathblane
16th-19th November 2023: Kendall Mountain Film Festival
15th January - 11th March 2024: Carnegie Library, Dunfermline
TBC 2024: Macrobert Arts Centre, Stirling