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Jura phone artefact goes on display

A MANUAL telephone exchange used on Jura from the late 1940s to the mid-1970s is among more than 3,000 objects going on display at the National Museum of Scotland in Edinburgh as part of the opening of 10 new galleries within the museum.

From 1949 until 1974, Effie Macdougall was the only telephone operator for Jura. Effie ran the Jura exchange from the main room in her house, connecting calls made to or from the island or between subscribers on Jura.

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