Ill fated expedition

One of the museum assistants holds skis forming part of the exhibition on Captain Scott at the Gateway to the Glens Museum, Kirriemuir. (Picture by photosonlocation.co.uk)

One of the museum assistants holds skis forming part of the exhibition on Captain Scott at the Gateway to the Glens Museum, Kirriemuir. (Picture by photosonlocation.co.uk)

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An exhibition of objects and photographs commemorating 100 years since Captain Scott’s ill fated expedition to the South Pole is currently running at Kirriemuir’s Gateway to the Glens Museum.

Commemorating 100 years since the Terra Nova Expedition reached the South Pole, this exhibition tells the story of the ill fated trip, led by Captain Robert Falcon Scott, on which the entire party died, succumbing to the intense cold and the harsh conditions.

The exhibition includes a number of photographs, prints and diaries kindly loaned by Dundee Heritage Trust.

It also includes a selection of watercolours by Dr Edward Wilson, chief scientist on the expedition. The prints formerly belonged to the late Eric Larg, once resident of Burnside Cottage, Glen Prosen.

This was the house used by Dr Wilson and Captain Scott during the planning of the Terra Nova Expedition.

The display runs until June 22, and can be viewed during the museum’s opening hours of 10am to 5pm, Monday to Saturday. Admission is free.