Fame at last for Pole star.A LITTLE-known adventurer dubbed dub 1
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1. To tap lightly on the shoulder by way of conferring knighthood.
2. To honor with a new title or description.
3. the world's first polar hero is finally to be honoured 100 years after his successful Scottish-led mission to the Antarctic.
William Speirs Bruce's Scottish National Antarctic (Scotia) Expedition of 1902-04 was all but ignored.
But now bosses of the National Museums of Scotland have joined forces with the Royal Scottish Geographical Society The Royal Scottish Geographical Society (RSGS) is a learned society founded in 1884 and based in Glasgow. The Society has a membership of 2500 and aims to advance the science of geography world-wide by supporting education, research, expeditions, through its journal (the Scottish in a bid to further Bruce's achievements.
The First Polar Hero exhibition will run from 8 March to 1 June at Edinburgh's Royal Museum.
Curator Geoff Swinney said: "William Speirs Bruce William Speirs Bruce (August 1, 1867 – October 28, 1921) was a London-born Scottish polar scientist and oceanographer. He led the Scottish National Antarctic Expedition (1902-04) to the Weddell Sea. made Scotland a world centre for polar study but because he didn't court celebrity status, his achievements were overshadowed."
MAKING HISTORY: The National Antarctic (Scotia) Expedition of 1902-04=; COLD PLAY: The expedition's piper Gilbert Kerr and a Penguin