News at Dryfesdale Lodge
Public consultation under way at Dryfesdale Lodge
Trustees at Dryfesdale Lodge Visitor Centre are launching a new public consultation survey to facilitate greater engagement with both visitors but also the local people of Lockerbie.
The Lodge has been shut since 2019 and are also seeking volunteers to help with the reopening and to help staff the visitor centre when reopen.
Internship programme inspires Instagram partnership
Over the last few months we have been running a internship programme along with Syracuse Abroad and Syracuse London. The interns have been working on digital content for our website and social media covering a wide range of topics connected to the Lodge and the remembrance of Pan AM flight 103.
One of our interns, Cait, was particularly keen to look at ways to widen our reach on social media and has set up an a Dryfesdale Lodge Instagram account.
This is not going to be like a normal Instagram account though and will not to managed solely by memebers of our team in Lockerbie. Inspired by the connections established between Lockerbie and the families of the victims of Pan Am 103 over the last 33 years, the Instagram page will be a collaboration between Dryfesdale Lodge, Victims of Pan Am flight 103 Inc, and Pan Am Flight 103/Lockerbie Air Disaster Archives at Syracuse University with content created by members of each organisation to give as many different voices to remembrance as we can and to help reach new and different audiences with our messages of remembrance and looking back but moving forward.
It is with great disappointment that the reopening of Dryfesdale Lodge Visitor Centre has been delayed.
It had been hoped that the Lodge, with a fully refurbished Lockerbie Memorial room, would be ready to open in summer 2022.
However, despite the tireless efforts of the Board of Trustees and all involved with Dryfesdale Lodge over the last few months, we have not managed to complete all of the required renovation work in the Lodge to make the building safe for visitors to reopen.
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