Milestone for Muir museum

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AN East Lothian museum dedicated to the “father of the national park service” has celebrated its 100,000th visitor.

John Muir’s Birthplace in Dunbar was reopened to the public in August 2003 following redevelopment and is recognised as a five-star attraction by VisitScotland.

Dunbar-born Muir emigrated to America in 1848, aged ten years old, later settling in California and devoting his life to campaigning to protect wild places.

Ruth Currie, cabinet member for community wellbeing, said: “It is wonderful to know that more than 100,000 people have now enjoyed visiting this attraction.”