20/09/2010

Duncan sails again




I was delighted to be at the launch of the Duncan sails again exhibition at the Central Library. This is a very interesting exhibition and is well worth a visit. It is important that the people of Dundee are aware of the history of the city and that we are aware of the contribution of Admiral Duncan to the history of the UK. I was pleased to see that the Royal Navy will continue to mark Duncan's contribution to the history of the UK by naming a new ship HMS Duncan on 11th October.




It is important to mark Duncan's victory at Camperdown. I think that the exhibition just highlights how important it is to find a long-term viable and sustainable use for Camperdown House. The City Council is currently spending money on the building to allow for more offices in the house. I think that there must be some level of access for the general public, it is an important part of the city's heritage. The exhibition continues until 16th October, to find out more about Admiral Duncan and Camperdown House please visit the website of the Friends of Camperdown House.