Stirling MSP Bruce Crawford welcomed the Neish Pewter Collection to the Stirling Smith Gallery on Friday at a special event held in the museum’s lecture theatre.
Alex Neish is a Scottish-born collector of British pewter who has donated his collection to the Smith Museum in Stirling. Bruce joined a number of local representatives in welcoming the new exhibit to Stirling.
Commenting, Bruce Crawford said:
“It is fantastic to have this collection as part of the Stirling Smith’s display. Around 400 years ago, Stirling was at the centre of Scotland’s pewter production so I am delighted that Alex Neish has chosen this as the place to display his connection – a fitting tribute to our historical relationship with pewter as a material.
“If you haven’t yet been down to the Smith Museum to see the Neish Collection for yourself, I would urge you to do so.”