Exhibition to show impact of migration on Rothesay townscape

A new exhibition commissioned by the Rothesay Townscape Heritage Initiative will chart the story of how inward migration shaped the streets and buildings of the town.

A new exhibition commissioned by the Rothesay Townscape Heritage Initiative will chart the story of how inward migration shaped the streets and buildings of the town.

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A new exhibition telling the story of how inward migration has shaped the streets and buildings of Rothesay will open at the town’s library next week.

The local Townscape Heritage Initiative has commissioned Dress for the Weather, a Glasgow-based architecture and design company, to produce the exhibition, which will open with a guided tour and talk around Rothesay town centre at 4pm on Wednesday, November 6.

Analysis of the physical changes of the town provides an understanding of its social evolution, and it is hoped that the study may inform future thinking on how the built environment responds to the current migration and population patterns in the town.

The exhibition charts Rothesay’s historic development and growth as well as showcasing a number of case studies that relate to different types of migration - invasive, economic, stylistic, seasonal and international.

The studies will draw from the rich resource of historical information about and by the town’s inhabitants and the buildings and places they have created.

The content of the exhibition aims to visualise these predominantly written descriptions, unravelling the complexity of some of these in a graphic manner in order to understand and present the town better.

If you would like to book a place on the tour on November 6, please contact the THI office on (01700) 501358 or email gillan.allenby@argyll-bute.gov.uk.

The exhibition itself will be on show in Rothesay Library for three weeks from Friday, November 8.