The National Museums Scotland press office handles UK and international media requests for the four national museums and our collection centre.

The press office team drives news and feature articles in addition to providing a timely and efficient reactive media enquiry service.

Contact the press office

For all media enquiries, press images and filming requests please contact:

Susan Gray
Communications Manager
Tel: 44 (0) 131 247 4088

Bruce Blacklaw
Communications Officer
Tel: 44 (0) 131 247 4165

Alice Wylie
Communications Officer
Tel: 44 (0) 131 247 4288

Esme Haigh
Marketing and Communications Assistant
Tel: 44 (0) 131 247 4391 


Please note that all advertising emails should be directed to: 

Lesley Cosh

Recent press releases

Thursday 16 October, 2014

Heritage Lottery Fund grants £1.3 million for National Museum of Flight redevelopment

National Museums Scotland is delighted to announce that the Heritage Lottery Fund has confirmed a grant of £1.3 million to help fund the transformation of two hangars at the National Museum of Flight at East Fortune in East Lothian.

Friday 17 October 2014

National Museums Scotland announces new exhibition, Indian Encounters

National Museums Scotland is proud to announce that a new exhibition, Indian Encounters, will open at the National Museum of Scotland on Friday 14 November showcasing a newly commissioned painting Casualty of War, by renowned contemporary British artists The Singh Twins.

Wednesday 29 October 2014

Wellcome Trust Grant to Create Scottish Centre for Scientific Engagement

The Wellcome Trust has today announced significant funding towards the creation of six new galleries of Science and Technology at the National Museum of Scotland, opening in 2016. 

Thursday 30 October 2014

Game Masters tickets on sale

Tickets are now on sale for the hotly anticipated exhibition Game Masters, which opens on Friday 5 December at the National Museum of Scotland.  

Thursday 23 April 2015

CERN component for new science galleries

National Museums Scotland has announced the acquisition of a copper accelerating cavity from CERN’s Large Electron Positron (LEP) collider.  Donated by CERN (the European Organization for Nuclear Research), the 1.5 tonne copper cavity will go on display next year when six new science and technology galleries open at the National Museum of Scotland in Edinburgh.

Friday 30 April 2015

National Museums Scotland Acquires Rare Picasso Glass Sculpture for New Art and Design Galleries

National Museums Scotland has acquired a rare piece of glass by Pablo Picasso. Entitled Capra, the object is an abstract take on a sleeping goat, composed of black, white and iridescent glass.