Camperdown celebrates its Scottish pioneers

PEOPLE interested in Scottish heritage gathered at the Camperdown Museum and Heritage Centre for the launch of the historical society’s latest book. 

The book, Notable Scots of Camperdown No. 3, includes contributions from society members and district residents who have researched family histories. 

It was released in the lead-up to this weekend’s Robert Burns Scottish Festival. 

Guests enjoyed wine and finger-food as guest speaker Rob Wuchatscht spoke about the significance of Scottish settlers in the development of the south-west. Visitors travelled from Terang, Warrnambool and Colac to attend the launch, where copies of two previous publications on Scottish history were also available.

Local Scottish memorabilia was on show and will remain for the festival, which starts this afternoon. Other exhibitions will feature notable Scots from the Camperdown district as well as a map of Scotland marked with settlers’ home towns and districts.

A heritage walk and talk with Bob Lambell will take place on Sunday, showcasing the Scottish roots of the town as the festival draws to a close.

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