Local paper to be buried in Ayr time capsule

August 9, 2018 by  

The people of the future will be able to read about what happened in Ayr in 2018, as a copy of the local newspaper will be added to a time capsule.

The time capsule will be buried in the Ayr suburb of Alloway, on top of the monument dedicated to the poet Robert Burns, and among the items that will be added for discovery by future generations is a copy of the Ayrshire Post. It will be joined by a Scottish £10 note that features an image of Burns amongst other items.

Another interesting item that will be buried in the capsule, which is made out of stainless steel, is a drawing of the celebrated Scots poet that was created by 17-year-old Isla Grant, who volunteers with the National Trust for Scotland.

There will also be a letter written by Parris Joyce, a trainee worker at the Trust, detailing what the work of Burns means to her personally. The steel capsule is a replacement for one that was buried some years earlier.

The previous one was put inside an urn on top of the monument and was found when it was removed. The urn has undergone restoration, but a fresh, airtight capsule will now be used.

When projects of this sort are planned, print shops can be useful for providing copies of documents.