Scots diet on the menu

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A TOURING display from the National Library of Scotland which told the fascinating story of the development of the Scots diet over the past 400 years was on show at Helensburgh Library in October.

It was part of a Scotland-wide tour that aims to introduce the National Library’s collections to people across the country, close to where they live.

The free display was made up of a series of colourful panels which tell the story of food and drink in Scotland, based on photographs and descriptions of material in the National Library’s collection.

The display helped visitors understand more of how their ancestors lived and how their diet links to what we eat today.

The information in the display was taken from the popular exhibition 'Lifting the Lid: 400 years of food and drink in Scotlandwhich was staged at the Library’s Edinburgh headquarters in 2015. 

Curator Olive Geddes, who developed the exhibition, said: “We hope that, through this touring exhibition, people can learn more about food in Scotland and about how tastes have changed and developed.”