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April 23, 2012

Hypocricy in Scotland over the return of cultural treasures

Posted at 12:44 pm in British Museum, Similar cases

Scotland regularly makes demands for the Lewis Chessmen to be returned from the British Museum – to Edinburgh. It tends to take a different approach though to cases that are entirely within the country – it becomes a cases that any location is good enough for the artefact, as long as it is in Scotland.

Shetland News

Treasure hypocrisy
Friday, 20 April 2012 | Written by Shetland News

SHETLAND MSP Tavish Scott has accused the Scottish government of hypocrisy over the St Ninian’s Isle treasure.

During Parliamentary Question Time at Holyrood, Mr Scott quizzed culture secretary Fiona Hyslop on the SNP government’s call for the Lewis Chessmen to be returned to the western isles from the British Museum.
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July 4, 2008

Artefacts return to Shetland temporarily

Posted at 12:46 pm in Similar cases

Pictish art that was found on Shetland is going to return home temporarily from the National Museum of Scotland. Many islanders though want to know why they can’t have it back permanently.

Shetland News

The treasure…it’s back!
Hans J Marter
4 July, 2008

PERHAPS the most outstanding find of Pictish art has returned to Shetland to celebrate the 50th anniversary of its discovery.

However the return of the St Ninian’s Isle treasure, 41 years after it was last on display in the isles, is not without controversy.
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