This fine independent museum occupies part of a former early 19th century woollen mill and has permanent displays about the history of Dollar and its environs, including Granny’s Kitchen, Castle Campbell, Dollar Academy and the Devon Valley Railway. On the first floor is a reading and research room. Dollar Museum has a temporary exhibition programme and the new exhibition for 2017 is as follows:
Adam Robson: Man of Many Parts ; Artist, Rugby Star, Teacher, Writer, Poet
Adam Robson was a Scotland internationalist and past president of the Scottish Rugby Union. He was born in Hawick and educated at Hawick High School and Edinburgh College of Art. He won the first of his 22 caps for Scotland against France in 1954. His last appearance for his country was against the same opponents in 1960.
Art was one of Adam's other passions. He became a member of the Scottish Society of Artists in 1957 and taught art at Kirkcaldy High School and Dollar Academy, where he was promoted to Head of Art in 1968. He remained in that position until he retired in 1988.
This exhibition, held on the 10th anniversary of his death, celebrates his life and shows his rugby memorabilia as well as a range of his paintings, many of them loaned by local people and organisations.
Building Date: Mid-19th century