Airborne Antics at the Air Station!


People will have the chance to mingle with Second World War pilot re-enactors at Montrose Air Station Heritage Centre as of Friday.

The Montrose community will have the chance to get their photograph taken in the cockpit of a real life spitfire jet and take-off in a state-of-the-art flight simulator at the Montrose Air Station Heritage Centre when the exciting Festival of Museums comes to town.

The event will take place across the summer opening weekend of the Museum, on Friday (May 16), Saturday (May 17), Sunday (May 18) from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. each day.

The Festival of Museums, created and co-ordinated by Museums Galleries Scotland, sees over 90 events, workshops, exhibitions and performances take place in museums across Scotland, including Montrose, across one weekend in May.

Joanne Orr, the CEO of Museums Galleries Scotland, said: “The Festival is a chance to reconnect people with their local culture, art and history.

“This event provides an opportunity for visitors to learn more about Scotland and Montrose’s aviation history and get a chance to get in the driving seat of a plane.

“It’s a great chance for practical, hands-on learning for all the family!”

To find out more about Festival of Museums events and what’s happening across Scotland from 16-18 May, please visit: The Festival seeks to broaden the appeal of museums and galleries and incentivises visitors to learn about, and get involved with their local area’s museums and history

Museums Galleries Scotland (MGS) is the National Development Body for Scotland’s museums and galleries.

Their role is to work collaboratively to develop a sustainable museum and galleries sector for Scotland, in line with the aims of Going Further: The National Strategy for Scotland’s Museums and Galleries. They work with a sector of over 400 museums and galleries, supporting and enabling them to meet their objectives in a number of ways, including distributing Scottish Government funding through our investment streams and providing advice, resources and skills development opportunities. For further information about Museums Galleries Scotland visit