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Future Museum is built around the key areas that make the south-west so distinctive from the rest of Scotland – its people, industries and arts. The website provides free access to the museum collections of Ayrshire and Dumfries & Galloway and creates a valuable resource for people of all ages.

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Witchcraft and Lore in South West Scotland

This online exhibition is a surveyed representation of how witchcraft lore was expressed within the South West of Scotland, showcasing a strong affinity to superstition and fears relating to local anxieties. These trends generally manifested through art, superstitious practices, literature, legislation and religion; where they would come to permanently cement into local folklore.

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