Lifting the Lid: 400 years of food and drink in Scotland

People in East Renfrewshire are being given a fascinating insight into the development of the Scots' diet over the past 400 years, thanks to a new touring display from the National Library of Scotland

Lifting the Lid: 400 years of food and drink in Scotland

About Lifting the Lid: 400 years of food and drink in Scotland

The Lifting the Lid exhibition is debuting at Barrhead Library and will tour local East Renfrewshire libraries until July.

Aspiring historians from St. John’s Primary in Barrhead were some of the first visitors to preview the exhibition this week and groups of Primary Five and Seven pupils also got involved in an interactive history lesson this week, led by the National Library of Scotland at the Foundry.

Part of a Scotland-wide tour that aims to introduce the National Library’s collections to people across the country, close to where they live, the Lifting the Lid exhibition is free to attend and helps visitors understand more of how their ancestors lived and how their diet links to what we eat today.

The information is taken from the popular exhibition Lifting the Lid: 400 years of food and drink in Scotland which was staged at the Library’s Edinburgh headquarters in 2015 and explores the story of food and drink in Scotland, based on photographs and descriptions of material from the collection.

As part of the tour, curator Olive Geddes will also be presenting a free curator’s talk event at Giffnock Library on Friday 17 May from 1.30 to 3pm. This is a free, ticketed event - to book your place visit www.eastwoodparktheatre.co.uk/Curators-Talk or call 0141 577 4956.

Curator Olive Geddes who developed Lifting the Lid said: “We hope that, through this touring exhibition, people can learn more about food in Scotland and about how tastes have changed and developed.”

The display will be on show at local venues as follows:
Barrhead Library - Mon 15th April - Thu 2nd May
Giffnock Library - Sat 4th May - Thu 23 May
Eastwood Park Theatre - Sat 25 May - Thu 6 Jun
Mearns Library - Sat 8 Jun - Thu 20 Jun
Clarkston Library - Sat 22 Jun - Thu 4 July

While we take every opportunity to ensure the details for Lifting the Lid: 400 years of food and drink in Scotland are accurate, we always advise that you contact the event organiser before setting out for the event to avoid disapointment.

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