David J. Smart joins Miller Hendry’s Crieff team

Miller Hendry has underlined its strong commitment to Crieff with the announcement of two new faces joining the firm’s Comrie Street team.

David J. Smart has taken the decision to move to Miller Hendry as an Associate following the closure of Graham & Finlayson after the retiral of their Senior Partner Robert B.A. Bolton. David’s colleague and experienced paralegal Liz Dawson is also making the move.

A Past President and currently Treasurer of The Rotary Club of Crieff, David is well-known in the Strath capital having joined Graham & Finlayson in 1989, first as an Assistant Solicitor and latterly becoming a Partner in 1991.

David brings his extensive expertise in domestic conveyancing to Miller Hendry clients. He handles general chamber work such as preparation of Wills and Powers of Attorney, and is also a Notary Public.

Music plays a significant part in David’s leisure time. Married to a professional musician, the couple have two daughters, one currently studying music at The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland (RCS) and the other an RCS music graduate.

He is also a keen sportsman who still regularly plays golf and badminton, when time permits.

A spokesperson for Miller Hendry said: “These appointments underline our commitment to Crieff and the wider Strathearn area. We always aim to recruit, retain and develop the highest calibre lawyers and support staff, who can in turn nurture long-lasting relationships with our clients.

“David brings nearly 30 years of outstanding legal knowledge to Miller Hendry and I am delighted to welcome David and Liz to the team.”

Following the closure of Graham & Finlayson, all the deeds, wills and documents held by the firm will also transfer to Miller Hendry’s Crieff office.

Miller Hendry is a long-established legal and estate agency practice which has served individuals and businesses in the Tayside and Strathearn area for generations.

The firm – which has offices in Crieff, Perth and Dundee – prides itself on providing the high level of service you would expect from one of the largest estate agents and legal practices in the area combined with the personal touch its clients expect.

Well-placed to service all your legal and property needs under one roof, staff include experienced valuation managers, skilled negotiators, highly professional solicitors, paralegals and support staff.

For more information contact: Miller Hendry, 14 Comrie Street, Crieff, PH7 4AZ. Tel. 01764 655151. Fax. 01764 652903. Or visit the website www.millerhendry.co.uk

Glenturret flavoured cheese wows judges at the Royal Highland Show

A Perthshire cheese made with The Glenturret malt whisky has been named best Scottish cheese at the Royal Highland Show.

The Strathearn Cheese Company’s Strathearn cheese also won the reserve championship award and a prestigious gold medal at the event.

Business partners Drew Watson and Pierre Leger launched the business last January in the former Cultybraggan prisoner-of-war camp near Comrie after converting the camp’s old kitchen and cowshed into a creamery.

The duo stick to local ingredients as much as they can, which made The 10-year-old Glenturret, produced at the nearby Glenturret Distillery in Crieff, a natural choice.

Strathearn is a rennet set, cow’s milk cheese which is hand-washed with a brine that’s flavoured with a 10-year-old Glenturret malt whisky. The brine, along with a four-week maturation process, gives the cheese a hint of a whisky that also prides itself on being hand-made.

The artisanal cheese, which is sold in farmers’ markets, delicatessens and farm shops, has already won a gold medal at the world cheese awards in San Sebastian in Spain.

The company’s other product, The Lady Mary, a soft creamy cheese flavoured with wild garlic and truffle oil won a bronze medal at the Royal Highland Show.

Stuart Cassells, General Manager at Glenturret Distillery, added: “I’d like to congratulate Drew and Pierre on this incredible achievement, especially since The Strathearn Cheese company has been operating for just over a year and a half. I’m especially delighted since the product is the result of an exciting collaboration between two local businesses with the same high regard for quality and hand finish.

“At Glenturret, Scotland’s oldest working distillery, our stillmen still mash ingredients by hand. That’s why we’re so thrilled that our now 240-year-old brand is appearing in this award-winning, hand-made cheese. I feel sure The Strathearn Cheese Company will continue to be a delicious hit with consumers.”

Andrew Watson, co-owner of the Strathearn Cheese Company, added: “This is such a great honour for the Strathearn Cheese Company as it means that out of every cheese producer entered, which includes some incredible products, we have been named the best in Scotland. Pierre and I are absolutely thrilled with the honour, particularly as it acknowledges our collaboration with the Glenturret Distillery.”

For more on The Glenturret visit www.theglenturret.com

For more information about Strathearn Cheese visit www.strathearncheese.co.uk

YouTube stars join Chris van der Kuyl and Paddy Burns at Water’s Edge milestone moment

Tech entrepreneurs Chris van der Kuyl and Paddy Burns marked the ‘Topping Out’ ceremony for their Shed 25 project during a special preview event at Dundee’s City Quay on Friday evening with the announcement of the development’s new name.

Addressing an audience of over 300 business leaders, politicians, influencers and neighbours, they revealed the cutting-edge commercial office development will be called Water’s Edge.

Tayforth Properties Ltd is owned by Chris van der Kuyl and Paddy Burns (founders of 4J Studios and developers of the Minecraft console editions), and operated by Managing Director Stewart Clark. They are in the final stages of developing Dundee’s historic transit Shed 25 into bespoke business units for entrepreneurial companies whose contagious energy will act as a catalyst for growth in the City of Discovery.

Speaking during the event Chris van der Kuyl said: “Paddy, Stewart and I are delighted that our friends from the YouTube world could join us tonight to mark this milestone moment.

He continued: “The tradition of holding a topping out ceremony started in Scandinavia with a fir tree placed on the roof to mark the moment when the structure reaches its maximum height. But since we are games developers we decided to manufacture our own pixel tree instead!”

The vision for the development includes co-working space and meeting rooms designed to inspire, connect and energise 21st Century business innovators, entrepreneurs and freelancers.

To mark Friday’s milestone moment, Chris, Paddy and Stewart were joined by a number of big names from the YouTube world, including Joseph Garrett, an English YouTuber who posts videos about the game Minecraft as the character Stampy Cat.

Balanced above the audience on a scissor lift, the Tayforth trio looked on as Stampy Cat placed an eye-catching ‘pixel tree’ high up in the rafters to officially celebrate the completion of the roof.

Also on the aerial platform were Stampy’s fellow YouTubers  – Sqaishey, BigBst4tz2, ibxtoycat and Eckosoldier.

The VIP guests later enjoyed refreshments and live music from Lost in Vancouver and The Funkin Idiots as the party rocked well into the night.

Joseph Garrett (alias Stampy Cat) commented on seeing the development for the first time: “It’s exciting. We’d heard tales of this building, but this is my first time seeing and getting an idea of what it’s going to end up like.”

Joseph last visited Dundee in November 2015 to deliver the Royal Society of Edinburgh’s (RSE) Christmas lecture when hundreds of young fans flocked to the Caird Hall to see him speak.

Chris and Paddy came up with the Water’s Edge concept following a discussion about how to grow 4J’s working environment.

Chris said: “We currently have an office at City Quay which we really like. But Paddy and I decided we wanted something a little bit bigger, maybe a little bit cooler and even closer to the waterfront.

“When we bought Shed 25 it was literally a hole in the ground with half a roof. But thanks to our great friends and partners at Nicoll Russell Studios we’ve come up with this amazing concept.

“We created Water’s Edge to attract businesses with a real energy and appetite for innovation. By putting them all together in one space, we think exciting things will start to happen and success will be contagious. It’s going to be a fantastic space.”

Original features have been retained and incorporated into the Water’s Edge project which will boast specification of the highest quality, including ultra-fast broadband.

From offices with capacity for 50 people through to individual co-working desks, open-plan, flexible workspace is at the heart of Water’s Edge. A co-working area with access to seven meeting rooms is also an important part of the impressive set-up.

What will ultimately become Dundee’s largest restaurant and cafe with breathtaking views overlooking Dundee’s much-anticipated City Quay marina development will complete the development.

Tayforth Properties Ltd. has been working with Dundee-based architects Nicoll Russell Studios Ltd. and contractors Lyon Building Services to deliver the project by Autumn 2017.

Chris added: “There has been great interest already in the Water’s Edge project and I would advise any businesses who are interested in finding out more to contact Stewart Clark as soon as possible on 07782 637420 or email stewart.clark@tayforth.com.”

Free cuppa at AK Bell Library’s Cafe Culture for breastfeeding mums

Café Culture is offering a free cuppa to breastfeeding mums during National Breastfeeding Week which runs from Tuesday, June 20 to Tuesday, June 26, 2017.

The popular café at the AK Bell Library is one of 50 businesses throughout Perth and Kinross supporting the Tea for Two promotion which aims to positively promote breastfeeding in public.

Said Roy Jenney, Sales and Customer Experience Manager at Culture Perth & Kinross: “Café Culture is delighted to support the Tea for Two promotion and I would encourage nursing mums to come in for a pitstop, enjoy a free cuppa and check out the family-friendly facilities at the AK Bell Library.

“Café Culture has recently undergone a makeover to create a warm and welcoming rendezvous point in the heart of the city, and staff have worked hard to source local produce and use local suppliers. We are especially proud of our home-baked scones!”

National Breastfeeding Week (June 20-26, 2017) aims is to raise awareness of the health benefits of breastfeeding for mothers and their children.

Perth-based breastfeeding support worker Vicki Leaver launched the local Tea for Two initiative in 2015 to normalise breastfeeding in public. It proved so popular that it has become an annual event.

Explained Vicki: “Tea for Two week has been hugely popular with nursing mums in Perth and Kinross and made such a difference to positively promoting breastfeeding in public.

“The idea originally came from seeing a photograph on social media of the Brasserie Blanc restaurant in Cheltenham. They were displaying a sign inviting breastfeeding mums to come in for a pitstop, and enjoy a free cuppa.

“As Perth & Kinross is famous for its numerous and fantastic independent cafés, I thought this would suit local breastfeeders down to a tee.

“Mums should look out for the special Tea for Two posters which will be displayed in participating cafés and restaurants or visit the ‘Tea for Two’ social media pages to find out which venues will be offering a free cuppa during the week itself.

“During the week itself, breastfeeding mums will be encouraged to post up ‘brelfies’ – breastfeeding selfies. This again is to help normalise public breastfeeding and Tea for Two has been supported by a huge number of national and local businesses who have donated gifts to give away to all the mums who send in photos.”

NHS Tayside has worked with local cafes and restaurants to develop a ‘Breastfeeding Welcome’ scheme where local facilities welcome breastfeeding mothers by displaying a window sticker.

There is also the Breast Start App which provides local information about breastfeeding-friendly cafes, restaurants and shops in Dundee and Perth.

Five incredible breastfeeding facts

  1. Breast milk provides all the nutrients a baby needs and provides special protection from infections to help baby to fight infections.
  2. Breastfeeding can save a family more than £1,000 in formula-related expenses in a baby’s first year alone.
  3. Breastfeeding mothers can benefit from protection from breast and ovarian cancer and a reduction in the likelihood of osteoporosis developing in later life.
  4. Studies have shown that baby boys drink more breastmilk per day, on average, than girls.
  5. The NHS recommends that babies are exclusively breastfed for the first six months of their lives to give them the best possible start.

John Lewis £36m back pay bill highlights pitfalls of breaching National Minimum Wage regulations

News that high street retail giant John Lewis has taken a £36m hit to profits to cover potential back payments to staff has thrown a spotlight on the pitfalls of breaching National Minimum Wage rules.

And it looks likely that accurate calculations of the National Minimum Wage will continue to cause headaches for employers, with an employment tribunal acknowledging the complexity, saying there is no single key to unlocking every case.

Recently, unintentional underpayments in staff pay packets have affected major retailers like John Lewis and Tesco, while others have been waiting for an employment tribunal decision on when sleeping night shift staff are eligible for the National Minimum Wage (NMW).

For John Lewis, a staff-friendly policy of aggregated wages to provide regular monthly income has resulted in the company having to provision £36m for underpayments over a five-year period, despite most under-payments being technical, rather than actual.

Staff wages were smoothed out over the year so they received the same amount each month, rather than being paid for the exact hours worked. The problem arose when individuals worked extra hours in a month and the aggregate monthly payment was less than the payment due for the hours worked under the NMW Regulations.

Argos and Tesco have made similar payroll mistakes. Tesco is having to compensate 14,000 staff at a cost of £10m for employees who had made salary contributions to pensions, childcare and other schemes which resulted in their pay falling below the National Living Wage level. Tesco has blamed its payroll software for the error, but for many employers the difficulty lies in correctly interpreting the NMW Regulations.

One such thorny area is payment for employees who sleep overnight in the workplace or are on call.  Previously, such workers were often paid a flat rate for when they were sleeping and their normal hourly rate when they were required to attend to their duties. This approach was challenged on the basis that it did not comply with the NMW Regulations, and three such cases were recently heard together by the Employment Appeal Tribunal:  Focus Care Agency Ltd v Roberts, Frudd v The Partington Group Ltd and Royal Mencap Society v Tomlinson-Blake.

But for employers hoping for certainty on the issue there has been frustration, with the Tribunal saying that there is no ‘bright line’ and that businesses must conduct a ‘multifactorial evaluation’. Their findings highlighted four key factors.

  1. The reason for engaging the worker – if an employee is on site to comply with a regulatory or contractual obligation, then the individual is more likely to be classed as working throughout their whole shift, even if they are asleep or with nothing to do.
  2. Restrictions on the worker’s activities – if a worker would be disciplined for failing to remain on stand-by, for example by leaving the premises, then the NMW is more likely to apply than in situations where someone is able to come and go as they please.
  3. The degree of responsibility – if a worker is required to keep a listening ear and respond, such as a care worker, they are more likely to be treated as ‘working’ than someone who is at home on-call.
  4. The immediacy of the requirement to provide services – this includes both the speed and the level of responsibility of a worker. If they are the one who will decide whether to intervene and then take the action, they are more likely to be categorised as working than someone who is woken and instructed by the responsible member of staff.

“The Tribunal’s decision highlights just how tricky this area of the law can be, but compliance is a serious business,” said Alan Matthew, employment law expert at Tayside-based solicitors Miller Hendry.

“It’s sometimes difficult to understand what’s right and what’s wrong, and borderline cases will be difficult to decide, but if there’s any doubt it pays to investigate further as getting it wrong may mean a company faces claims for back-pay, which can go back six years. As well as the financial costs, there may be enforcement action by HMRC, and reputational damage.”

Royal grief revelations help eradicate mental health stigma in the workplace

Prince Harry’s recent mental health revelations have given Tayside employers the perfect opportunity to recognise their role in raising awareness about the importance of discussing the issue in the workplace.

Speaking out as part of the Heads Together campaign (#oktosay) during Mental Health Awareness Week, the young prince revealed how he sought counselling after 20 years of bottling up grief over the death of his mother, Diana Princess of Wales.

Alan Matthew, employment law expert at Tayside-based solicitors Miller Hendry, believes employers have an important role to play in making sure the message isn’t forgotten.

He commented: “By having strategies that focus on mental health as part of employee wellbeing, businesses can help drive individual support, as well as improving the bottom line. They may also avoid potential complaints or even litigation from staff.”

Estimates by ACAS suggest that around £30bn is lost each year through lost production, recruitment and absence arising through mental health issues and it’s estimated that employers should be able to cut these costs by around a third, if they implement better management practices to support ‘mental-healthiness’ in the workplace.

Recent research by the Mental Health Foundation, the charity behind Mental Health Awareness Week, found that nearly two-thirds of people in Britain have experienced a mental health problem.  The figure is higher for women than for men, and for young adults between 18 and 34 and people living alone.

A recent workplace study found that those suffering from mental health issues were 37% more likely to get into conflict with colleagues, 80% found it difficult to concentrate and 50% are potentially less patient with customers and clients.

“It’s the cloak of invisibility that may mean things are ignored or potentially mishandled,” Alan Matthew continued.

“There’s often an unwillingness to raise the issue, as people find it hard to talk about mental health.  They may feel there is a stigma, or that it could have an impact on their longer-term prospects, if they feel they may be judged as not strong enough.

“Employers can help by putting support structures in place, with an open attitude to communication, which can drive better understanding as well as helping to address their legal obligations.

“But, whatever the extent of an individual’s mental health issues, all are equally in need of responsible support and protection from unfair or discriminatory treatment. There is a responsibility on the employer to tackle mental, as well as physical health in the workplace and hard-wire it into all aspects of their recruitment and employment policies.”

Tips for employers include:

  • Have a policy that specifically addresses mental health issues and encourages everyone to feel able to talk about the subject, with a clear route to raise any problems. This should be well published across the business, as well as being included in the staff handbook.
  • Encourage everyone to understand the issue, through disability and equality training, and equip line managers to identify potential mental health issues.
  • Establish support networks for employees to access, whether HR-led internal support, or through external employee assistance programmes providing access to counselling, medical insurance or occupational health.

Alan Matthew added: “Whether recruiting, or with an existing employee, it’s important to focus on the ability of an individual to do the job and, if they have any physical or mental impairments, to consider whether reasonable adjustments could be made to enable them to fulfil the role.”

For further advice or information on employment law or other legal issues, visit www.millerhendry.co.uk

NATIONAL TOUR OF MONARCH OF THE GLEN WILL STOP OFF AT PERTH MUSEUM AND ART GALLERY

Perth’s 2021 City of Culture bid has received a boost with the announcement that one of Scotland’s most iconic paintings will be on show later this year.

Sir Edwin Lanseer’s 1851 masterpiece, The Monarch of the Glen, will visit Perth Museum and Art Gallery for a seven-week period between November 25, 2017 and January 14, 2018.

The Fair City dates are part of a nationwide circuit which also includes City of Culture rival Paisley, plus Inverness and Kirkcudbright. The tour is being funded by the Scottish Government and the Heritage Lottery Fund.

The magnificent 1851 painting of a stag set against a Highland backdrop had been on long-term loan to the National Museum of Scotland in Edinburgh for 20 years before owners Diageo decided to put it up for sale for the first time in 100 years.

However, the 163.80 x 168.90 cm oil on canvas was saved for the nation after the drinks company struck a deal with the National Galleries of Scotland to sell it for less than half its £10 million valuation. It was acquired by the Galleries in March after a global fundraising drive to keep the painting in the country.

Both Perth and Paisley are in the running to be named UK City of Culture in 2021, with a winner due to be announced by the end of this year.

Sir John Leighton, Director-General of the National Galleries of Scotland said: “Thanks to the generosity of The National Lottery and the Scottish Government we are able to take this fantastic picture across the country to be enjoyed by as many people as possible. We want this tour of The Monarch of the Glen to be seen as a huge thank you for the overwhelming support that we received during the fundraising campaign and as a celebration that this amazing work of art now belongs to all the people of Scotland. We hope that it will be admired and debated by wide audiences across the country.”

Fiona Hyslop, Cabinet Secretary for Culture, Tourism and External Affairs, continued: “This tour will support people of all ages and backgrounds across Scotland to access and enjoy this iconic painting in their own communities, and will hopefully inspire those who see it to seek out further opportunities to engage in culture and the arts. I am pleased the Scottish Government was able to support both the acquisition of the painting, and its tour.”

Helen Smout, Chief Executive of Culture Perth and Kinross, added: “It’s fantastic news that Perth Museum and Art Gallery is one of the stop-off points on the national tour.

“It underlines Perth ability to host these big name travelling exhibitions and consolidates our credentials as a serious contender for UK City of Culture 2021 status.

“I am sure The Monarch of the Glen will be a big draw for art lovers across Perthshire and beyond.”

Alongside this majestic painting, Perth Museum and Art Gallery will be taking the opportunity to display other works from the permanent collection including the much-loved Loch Katrine by Horatio McCulloch in an exhibition that encapsulates the grandeur and romanticised vision of the Scottish landscape and wildlife of the 19th Century.

The exhibition will be supported by a programme of events and activities that will offer a range of audiences an opportunity to explore and enjoy the artworks, and to engage with debates surrounding issues of history and identity raised this by national icon.

It’s Discovery’s own LEGO mini-figure…

When this rigger was snapped taking a break from work on the historic RRS Discovery, little did he know he’d be turned into the vessel’s own live LEGO scene, complete with pieces.

The ship, now a major visitor attraction in Dundee, has been undergoing several months of restoration work as specialist shipbuilders repaired and refurbished more than 600 pieces of her masts and rigging, some of them weighing up to a tonne.

Putting the ship back together again is not unlike a LEGO or Airfix project. And that’s just what the pieces resembled when this photograph was taken from up high on the ship, complete with a mini-figure and all the pieces.

The rigger, who wishes to remain anonymous, is part of a team from Gloucester shipyard T. Nielsen, which not only restored Discovery’s pieces but is making her shipshape again.

Dundee Heritage Trust, which runs RRS Discovery at Dundee’s waterfront, plans to reopen the ship to the public on July 1st . The award-winning visitor centre remains open in the meantime, with half-price admission to its exhibition, including a café and gift shop.

RRS Discovery’s repair programme was funded partly by a crowdfunding campaign, which raised more than £40,000 and was fronted by TV presenter Lorraine Kelly.

Paul Jennings, executive director of Dundee Heritage Trust, said:

“We’re tickled that our riggers, who have done a tremendous job making Discovery shipshape again, inadvertently created their own little toy scene. It reminds us of an Airfix or LEGO set.”

For more information visit www.rrsdiscovery.com

Rebooted PBN unveils exciting programme of speakers and events in ambitious bid to sign-up 100 new members

A dynamic new committee has “rebooted” Perthshire Businesswomen’s Network (PBN) with an exciting programme of speakers and events.

And chairwoman Jane Rennie hopes the shake-up will attract a raft of new members as PBN aims for 100 sign-ups by the end of 2017.

Jane, MD of ConsultingM3 Limited, an international training and development consultancy, said: “It’s an ambitious target, but I’m confident that it’s achievable.

“We want to get a better mix of social/business events and create an organisation that’s relevant to modern businesswomen of all ages, backgrounds and experiences.

“Inspired by the full and frank feedback we’ve received from our members, the committee is pulling together an exciting programme of events and speakers to inspire, inform and entertain.”

Business events co-ordinator Tricia Fox (MD of Volpa, Perthshire’s biggest full-service PR and Marketing agency) has enticed some of Scotland’s biggest business names to speak at PBN’s ‘Striving For Excellence’ lecture series.

First up is Iain Hutchison, Managing Director of world-leading drilling engineering experts Merlin ERD, who will share the secrets of their success at the Grampian Hotel in Perth on Thursday, June 15 at 7pm.

Added Tricia Fox: “It’s a great opportunity for members and guests to learn from one of Scotland’s emerging business leaders and innovators, and PBN is delighted that Iain has taken time out of his busy schedule to participate in our ‘Striving for Excellence’ lecture series.

“Such is the advance interest in this ‘mixed event’ that we’ve thrown it open to other business networks in Perth. Members are also encouraged to invite male colleagues and partners.”

High profile speakers confirmed for later this year include: Ali and Bob Abercrombie, the business brains behind AliBob@Cairn o Mohr (July); Itson’s Oli Norman (August); and Culture PK’s Helen Smout (October).

Tickets for the June 15 event cost £16 (PBN members) and £20 for non-members and are available on Eventbrite via the PBN website (www.perthshirebusinesswomen.co.uk). Ticket price includes tea/coffee and a finger buffet.

To join Perthshire Business Women’s Network (PBN), please contact chairwoman Jane Rennie info@perthshirebusinesswomen.co.uk

As Discovery’s masts go back up, entry price comes down

The historic ship RRS Discovery, now a major visitor attraction in Dundee, is getting ready to show off her newly refurbished look in time for the summer.

And as the ship’s refurbished masts and rigging go back up, the popular visitor attraction is cutting admission prices by 50%.

The ship that carried Captain Robert Falcon Scott and crew to the Antarctic, built in Dundee, has been undergoing vital restoration work since late last year, when rigging and masts were removed and transported to a specialist shipbuilder in Gloucester.

The same company, T. Nielsen, will now spend the next three weeks reassembling the ship in time for summer visitors.

Although the ship itself will be closed for the next few weeks, the award-winning visitor centre at Discovery Quay, Dundee remains open, with admission prices cut by 50% during that time.

Admission includes entry to the RRS Discovery exhibition, which tells the story of the building of the ship in Dundee through to Captain Scott and his crew’s grueling expedition to the Antarctic. The stories are told through hands-on interactive and computer-based displays, an audio-visual show, and artefacts from the ship. Visitors can also do a virtual tour of the ship thanks to an interactive augmented reality exhibit, using Xbox controllers, developed by St. Andrews University.

The visitor centre also includes a café and a gift shop.

RRS Discovery’s repair programme was funded partly by a crowdfunding campaign, which raised more than £40,000 and was fronted by TV presenter Lorraine Kelly. Dundee Heritage Trust, which operates the popular visitor attraction, is still seeking donations towards the overall £350,000 cost of renovating the ship.

Paul Jennings, executive director of Dundee Heritage Trust, said:

“The restoration work to the masts and rigging went very smoothly down in Gloucester and we’re excited, as I’m sure the public is, to see Discovery in all her masted glory again. While the T. Nielsen team works to get her shipshape again, we’re offering great deals for visitors to our exhibition, as well as the chance to do virtual tours of the ship.”

For more information visit www.rrsdiscovery.com