Social Impact Pledge

The National Galleries of Scotland

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The National Galleries of Scotland pledge to:

Challenge ourselves to increase the positive impact we make on our local community and make better use of our assets – our buildings/grounds and our people.

In the next six months we will do at least three things that we don’t do at the moment to improve our social impact.                                                                                                        

Director-General: Sir John Leighton, April 2019.                                                                                                                                                                     

1st Commitment

Engage with communities in North Edinburgh as part of the NGS commitment to this area in support of the developing National Collections Facility project.


Geographical location of impact

  • Communities in north Edinburgh including Granton, Pilton, Muirhouse, Pennywell, Wardieburn and Royston

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2nd Commitment

Offer members of the public a chance to participate in creating an artwork as part of Collage exhibition.

Geographical location of impact

  • The event will take place in central Edinburgh (July 2019, date TBC) but will be open to all.

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3rd Commitment

Reduced price ticketing for under 26s for Bridget Riley exhibition.                        


Geographical location of impact

  • This exhibition will be on show in Edinburgh from 15 June to 22 September 2019 but the discount is available to all under-26s

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