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A Scottish Cemetery in India
The Scottish and Dissenters’ Cemetery in Kolkata, India was formerly a Church of Scotland cemetery and is the burial ground of many Scots who lived and worked in India during the 19th and early 20th centuries. A section of the cemetery was surveyed and recorded by the Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland (RCAHMS) in November 2008 as part of an ongoing conservation project. The resulting photography, survey data, documents and plans tell us a great deal about the cemetery and about the lives of the people who are buried in it.
This exhibition uses this new material alongside other Scran collections. It takes you on a journey through nine galleries which explore the cemetery and the survey and recording work carried out by RCAHMS. The exhibition supports Curriculum for Excellence (CfE) and offers a range of themed teaching and learning ideas which cut across traditional subject areas with links to CfE outcomes and suggestions on how material within the exhibition can be used to achieve these outcomes.
A partnership project between RCAHMS, Kolkata Scottish Heritage Trust and the City of Edinburgh Council
HF, 4th October, 2011