News - 2017

July 2017
David Livingstone’s Birthplace Starts New Adventure with £6 Million Funding
The National Lottery and Scottish Government announce support for transformational project at Blantyre. Described as Africa’s first freedom fighter*, David Livingstone is of immense international importance in terms of his contribution to science, exploration, faith and humanitarianism yet he remains largely unrecognised in Scotland.

July 2017
Our New Adventure is Reported in the Press
Find out what has been reported in the press about our latest funding announcement.

July 2017
New Web Site Launched
We are pleased to launch our new web site containing the latest information about the David Livingstone Trust and the David Livingstone Centre.

June 2017
BBC News - Grant to Revamp David Livingstone Centre in Blantyre
Plans for a multi-million pound revamp of a museum dedicated to Scots explorer and missionary David Livingstone have been awarded £334,000 lottery funding.

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