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Short-finned pilot whale. Copyright Georg Hantke

First recorded stranding of a short-finned pilot whale in the UK reported

A new study of a whale which stranded off the Pembrokeshire coast in 2012 has revealed it to be the first short-finned pilot whale ever to be found in British waters.  

Cybermen patrol the National Museum of Scotland. Image © Stewart Attwood. WEB

Doctor Who Worlds of Wonder opens this weekend

Doctor Who Worlds of Wonder 
9 Dec 2022 - 1 May 2023 
National Museum of Scotland, Chambers Street, Edinburgh 

Sim'oogit Ni'isjoohl (Mr Earl Stephens) and Sigidimnak’ Nox Ts'aawit (Dr Amy Parent) of Nisga'a Nation with the memorial pole credit Neil Hanna.

National Museums Scotland to transfer memorial pole to Nisga’a Nation

A memorial pole brought to Scotland nearly a century ago will be returned to its place of origin in what is now British Columbia, Canada.