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A wee bit about the PhD

By Maureen Hammond I’m researching for an AHRC-funded PhD ‘Badenoch Textiles: Economy, Innovation and Identity in the Eighteenth Century’ PhD with the University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI).  The studentship, for which Dr Jim MacPherson is Director of Studies, and the Highland Folk Museum / High Life Highland a partner, explores material culture, especially… Read more »Read more

The ‘Kingussie Kilt’

One of the pieces I am asked about most often is the ‘Kingussie Kilt’. The suit (left and above), in Old Robertson tartan, consists of a kilt, a waistcoat and a jacket. Each piece is meticulously constructed and hand-sewn together. Dating to around 1820, it is a visually striking piece and the colours are extremely… Read more »Read more

Doors Open Days

A wonderful opportunity to visit the museum’s  Am Fasgadh Store, which has recently been acknowledged as a Recognised Collection of National Significance. Open from 11am – 4pm with curators and volunteers on hand to answer questions about the collection of over 12,000 artifacts .    Read more

Forest Festival

  A weekend of family activities in partnership with the Woodland Trust. See how trees were felled by hand and drawn by horses in the museum’s pinewood or watch demonstrations and take part in activities in the township. Try some forest foods and see how people used wood to make houses and tools! 10.30am until… Read more »Read more

Highland Life in the 18th Century

Following a highly successful seminar in 2015, which celebrated the museum’s 80th year, we are delighted to invite you to our next seminar, which explores Highland life in the Eighteenth Century. The seminar will be held in the Am Fasgadh collections’ facility, in among the museum’s collection, which has recently been acknowledged as a Recognised… Read more »Read more

The Highland Rising Re-enactment

The Redcoats are returning to the Highland Folk Museum for another year and more determined than ever to hunt down those pesky Jacobites!               Bonnie Prince Charlie is on the run and there is sure to be a skirmish. Come down and watch as the living history unfolds!  … Read more »Read more

Outlander Day 2016

In 2014 our 1700s Highland Township was used as a filming location for the hugely successful TV series ‘Outlander’.  Based on the popular books by Diana Gabaldon, the series has a cult following and many fans have been visiting the Highland Folk Museum as part of a Scottish tour taking in the sights and locations from… Read more »Read more

Leatherwork at the Township

Tod Booth, Highland Historian and leather craftsman has been coming to the Highland Folk Museum for many years. Visit Tod at our Township to see traditional leather working skills, including how to create period items. Children can have a go at making a small leather pouch. (£3.00 per pouch)Read more

Porridge Ice Cream launched at the Highland Folk Museum

With Scottish summers being notoriously unpredictable the team at the Highland Folk Museum had an idea. Why not create a dish for all temperatures? They imagined combining our nation’s favourite breakfast dish, renowned for its warmth giving properties, with everyone’s summer favourite – ice cream – and came up with porridge ice cream. Partnering with… Read more »Read more


Highland Rising! Saturday 18 July and Sunday 19 July It is 1746 and the last Jacobite Rising has ended in a disaster at Culloden. The survivors have scattered and the Prince has taken to the heather. Redcoat soldiers are closing in on the fugitives, in search of the most valuable prize of all: the capture… Read more »Read more