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Curator Ellie Swinbank installs the Nova tidal turbine blade at the National Museum of Scotland. Image © Stewart Attwood (3)

Tidal turbine from Shetland goes on display at the National Museum of Scotland

The blade from a pioneering tidal turbine, previously used in the Bluemull Sound in Shetland, has gone on display in the National Museum of Scotland in Edinburgh. The community owned Nova 30 tidal turbine paved the way for the development of the world’s first offshore tidal farm. It was produced by Nova Innovation who donated the blade to the National Collection.

Dinocephalosaurus orientalis. Image © national Museums Scotland CROP

Palaeontologists reveal a 240-million-year-old ‘Chinese Dragon’

An international team of scientists have described new fossils of Dinocephalosaurus orientalis - a five-metre-long aquatic reptile from the Triassic period of China, dating to around 240 million years old.  

Storytelling at the National Museum of Rural Life. Photo (c) Ruth Armstrong (small)-2

Family fun at the National Museum of Rural Life this half term

The whole family can enjoy a day of magical storytelling and farmyard fun at the National Museum of Rural Life in East Kilbride this half-term. Supported by players of People’s Postcode Lottery, February Folk Stories runs from Monday 12 to Wednesday 14 February.