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Outing to National Museum Edinburgh

The National Museum Edinburgh has a local treasure on display.

This 17th century wrought iron gate from Perugia Italy belonged to Lord and Lady Carmichael who were keen collectors of Italian art.

They had an Italian ceiling installed in their home locally in Biggar.

Lord Carmichael (1859-1926) was a Scottish politician and colonial administrator.

Lady Carmichael (1863-1947) was an enamalist who taught the noted artist Phoebe Anna Traquair

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