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Auld Reekie Retold is a major three year project which connects objects, stories and people using Museums & Galleries Edinburgh’s collection of over 200,000 objects. Funded by the City of Edinburgh Council and Museums Galleries Scotland, the project brings together temporary Collections Assistants and permanent staff from across our venues. The Auld Reekie Retold team are recording and researching our objects, then showcasing their stories through online engagement with the public. We hope to spark conversations about our amazing collections and their hidden histories, gathering new insights for future exhibitions and events.

Welcome to the Auld Reekie Retold Podcast from Museums & Galleries Edinburgh. This is our third episode and today you’ll hear from Nico Tyack and Anna MacQuarrie, two of the team working on the Auld Reekie Retold project. They are talking about a mysterious letter, exiled kings and life in Edinburgh during the 18th century. We have been creating the podcast from home, so please excuse any inconsistencies in the audio.         

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Auld Reekie Retold Podcast - episode 3, Charles II Letter


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