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Discover more about the Circular Economy through Making Circles, a schools project led by Ostrero, supported by National Museums Scotland.

Exploring the museum

The school children were inspired by National Museums Scotland’s galleries and collections, including: 

Lulu the orca whale

Lulu the orca whale, who was washed up on a beach in Tiree and found by scientists to be one of the most polluted animals on the planet: a clear sign that we need to change how we design, make and use things. 

Skeleton of the skull of Lulu the orca

Above: The skull of Lulu the orca

Explore our collections from home

Use the interactive tool below to navigate through our galleries to discover objects relating to Linear and Circular Economies:

Making Circles workshops with Schools

With school closures due to COVID-19 (Coronavirus) and subsequent lockdown, some of the workshops were not able to take place. Young people from across the country have continued to work with us and share their ideas.  

Schools from all over Scotland took part (or were due to take part) in the Making Circles workshops. You can see them pinned on the map below:

Participating Schools

  • Arbroath High, Angus 
  • Carrutherston Primary, Dumfries & Galloway 
  • Castleview Primary, Edinburgh 
  • Cummertrees Primary, Dumfries & Galloway  
  • Duddingston Primary, Edinburgh 
  • Echline Primary, South Queensferry 
  • Firrhill High, Edinburgh 
  • George Watson's College, Edinburgh 
  • Inclusion & Wellbeing Service, West Lothian 
  • Inverlochy Primary, Fort William 
  • Leith Academy, Leith 
  • Newmains Primary, Renfrewshire 
  • Oakgrove Primary, Glasgow 
  • Parson's Green Primary, Edinburgh 
  • South Morningside Primary, Edinburgh 
  • Southdale Primary, West Lothian 
  • St Josephs RC Primary, Edinburgh 
  • St Nicholas Primary, West Lothian 
  • St Vincent’s Primary, Glasgow 
  • Stockbridge Primary, Edinburgh 
  • Victoria Primary, Edinburgh 
  • Wester Hailes Education Centre, Edinburgh 
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