The Museum Trust
The Museum of The Liverpool Scottish
The collection represented an almost unique insight into a Territorial infantry regiment through the last hundred years and includes material referring to Liverpool Scottish Rifle Volunteers dating back to 1859. It included a collection of rare Highland uniforms and accoutrements dating from 1900, medals and decorations, equipment and weapons.A very important collection of nearly 5000 historic photographs and documentation which was constantly updated as new sources come to light.
Following the move from Botanic Road in 2008 to New Zealand House in Liverpool City centre the Liverpool Scottish archive relocated again in May 2011 to offices in Eberle Street, Liverpool L2. Visits there are strictly by appointment only, generally on Wednesdays. This should be arranged through the Honorary Secretary or the Honorary Curator whose telephone contact details remain the same. Please continue to use the postal address given on the contact page. We are still in the process of moving the stored artefacts to a new location as well as organising their reassignment to other collections. Our digitization programme has continued and we now have over 50,000 readable images from our archive collection.
The Museum Trust's artefacts are in secure storage and we are in the process of transferring the core of the collection to the Museum of Liverpool where it will be held as the Liverpool Scottish collection. This is a long and complex process. In common with all museums, the Museum of Liverpool will not be able to exhibit all these items but elements are to be seen in the displays in the Museum of Liverpool on the Pier Head. This is the largest museum to open in the country for nearly 100 years. Negotiations are in progress to transfer the remaining items to both the Museum of liverpool and other museums with Lancashire or Cameron Highlanders affinities.
A permanent physical museum to hold the collection of objects and archival material is longer feasible. However modern technology does allow the Trust to fulfil its remit in other ways.To this end a series of programmes and projects to digitize the collection before disposal and preserve the archive are underway. Part of the results of these efforts are presented here as an online museum. Like a physical museum 'exhibits' will come and go so expect periodic changes to the site.
The aim is to preserve, for another hundred years, if not the actual objects of our history, the story our battalion serving as an example for all those others who served in the Territorials and whose stories are now lost.