HC Deb 18 January 1988 vol 125 cc519-21W
Mr. Faulds

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland whether he will publish in theOfficial Report the attendance figures for 1987 reported by the national museums and galleries in Scotland, broken down into the individual institutions but comprising their outstations, with figures for each case of the percentage increase or decrease on the attendance figures for 1986.

Mr. Michael Forsyth

The information is as follows:

Lord James Douglas-Hamilton

The figures are set out in the table below. Only the figures for January to November inclusive are available for 1987.

1987 Percentage change since 1986
National galleries of Scotland 524,261 - 1.102
National museums of Scotland 547,395 + 17.26

The national galleries of Scotland comprise the National Gallery of Scotland, the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art and the Scottish National Portrait Gallery. The national museums of Scotland comprise the Royal Museum of Scotland buildings at Chambers street and Queen street, Edinburgh, the Scottish Agricultural Museum, the Scottish United Services Museum, the Museum of Flight and the Shambellie Museum of Costume.

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