Congratulations to our winners!

The Friends of the Falconer Museum invited authors to send in a short essay relating to Hugh Falconer’s life or the museum bearing his name.

We received entries from near and far, from Forres, London, India and the USA. A big THANK YOU to all who participated. It was a pleasure to read your essays. But we only had three prizes to give, and we had to come to a decision.

The winner of the Falconer 150 Essay Competition is

Scott Keir with his essay ‘What to bin and what to keep’: Museums as collective memory.

Congratulations to two highly-commended authors:

Jude Clay with A view from a tea garden. Read Jude’s essay here.

Torben B Ballin with Three different species of humans: An exceptional assemblage from an exceptional museum. Read Torben’s essay here.

All three winning essays are included in the anthology Science and Imagination: True Stories from the Falconer Museum, out now!

The book can easily be ordered at your bookshop or online.

ISBN 978-1-915338-65-5