Music & Arts
Milton Art Gallery
Established in 1997 to promote and support local artists, the Milton Art Gallery has built a sound reputation for exhibiting an eclectic mix of medium, style and price providing something for all tastes and budgets. A constantly changing collection from their established artists (including Francis Boag, Kanita Sim, Peter Goodfellow, Iain Carby, Debbie Neill, Beverley Black, Sandie Youngson, Kathleen Bremner, Deborah Phillips and others) is complimented by regular exhibitions.
The gallery’s riverside location within a renovated farm steading in the heart of Royal Deeside, provides an attractive and ambient destination for a day out. On site there is also a locally acclaimed restaurant, clothes and gift shop, craft workshop, interior design shop, children’s play area and the Visitor Centre for the Royal Deeside Railway Preservation Society where short train rides are available.
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Lord Monboddo – the Musical
James Burnett, Lord Monboddo (25 October 1714 – 26 May 1799) was an eccentric Scottish judge, scholar of linguistic evolution, philosopher and deist. He is most famous today as a founder of modern comparative historical linguistics. In 1767 he became a judge in the Court of Session and adopted an honorary title based on his father’s estate, Monboddo House.
Monboddo was one of a number of scholars involved at the time in the development of early concepts of evolution. Some credit him with anticipating in principle the idea of natural selection that was developed into a scientific theory by Charles Darwin almost 100 year later.
The valuable contribution that this man made to philosophy and science in the 18th century had been all but forgotten until recently with the theatrical retelling of his life story.
Lord Monboddo – the Musical, sponsored by Lord Monboddo’s descendant and namesake James Burnett of Leys received a first run at the Aberdeen Arts Centre in September 2010.