Recent Donations to the Collection


The museum welcomes donations of items of local interest. Books, documents and records, photographs, pictures and maps and a range of artefacts can all help to provide information about local people and events from the past.

If you are thinking about gifting an item to the museum please contact our Curator.

Thank you to all those who have donated items to the museum. Keep them coming!

Recent donations have included:

  • Minute books of Dollar Burns Club No. 37, including first Minute book dating back to 1887
  • Childs china tea set illustrated with Princesses Elizabeth and Margaret
  • From the disbanded Dollar Angling Club: Minute Books, 8 trophies and a short history of the club.
  • A field drain.
  • A field tile c.1920.
  • A book: The Annals of the Parish of Dollar by Peter Porteus.
  • Dollar Tradesmen’s receipts from 1880’s.
  • Photocopy of an article about Dollar Mine.
  • A print dated 1790 of “Campbell Castle” from Grose’s Antiques of Scotland (Vol II). It shows castle windows intact, and the garden in front to be not terraced.
  • A map of the hills and places viewed from the top of Ben Cleuch in 1930.
  • Newspaper cuttings relating to the fire at Dollar Academy and an appeal leaflet from 1963 relating to the rebuilding of the school.
  • 300-400 slides from Mr Wightman’s shop – mostly of scenery and buildings dating back to about 1960.
  • A stone ball unearthed in Kellyburn Glen.
  • Dollar Golf Club memorabilia including a number of Cups, minutes books from 1906, visitors book from 1901 and photographs.
  • Women’s Guild Minutes (7 books), including two from St Columba Church from 1910.
  • A copy of the original deeds of 15 Station Road, dated 1864.
  • A landscape view of the Cuillins by Margaret Turner.
  • Two colour photographs of the railway in 1964.
  • An OS map.
  • A copy of the New Testament with covers made from wood from Dollar Glen.
  • A list of goods sold in Drysdale’s shop in 1900.
  • A Public School prize book won by Robert Anderson in 1905.
  • A book: ‘Life and Rhymes of Robert McEwen – A Self Portrait’.
  • A mechanical calculator.
  • A warming pan.
  • A geological map dated 1878.
  • A book: ‘Saline and District Remembers the Great War’.