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 Wyllie
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: 

Gillian Rae

Recent press releases

Tuesday 14 July 

Museum to Welcome Equine Giants 

Dozens of Clydesdale horses, the giants of the equine world, will put their best hooves forward at the National Museum of Rural Life at Kittochside, East Kilbride this Sunday 19 July when they take part in the attraction’s annual Heavy Horse Show.


Wednesday 24 June 2015

New £12 million building unveiled at National Museums Collection Centre

A new state-of-the art collections research, access and storage facility was unveiled today at the National Museums Collection Centre in Edinburgh by Fiona Hyslop MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Europe, Culture and External Affairs.

Wednesday 10 June 2015

I Love Museums launches

Wednesday 10 June 2015 sees the launch of I Love Museums, a new campaign led by the National Museum Directors’ Council (NMDC) to demonstrate the depth of support for UK museums by empowering the public to share why museums are important to them.  

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. 

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.