The Highland Folk Museum brings to life the domestic and working conditions of earlier Highland peoples. Visitors to this living history Museum can learn how our Scottish Highland ancestors lived, how they built their homes, how they tilled the soil and how they dressed, in a friendly and welcoming environment. An award winning visitor attraction, the Museum not only encapsulates human endeavour and development in Highland life from the 1700s to the present day, but offers an opportunity to explore a beautiful natural setting, home to red squirrels and tree creepers. A great day out for everyone! NO ENTRY CHARGE - DONATIONS WELCOME!!
As part of this year’s Highland Archaeology Festival, Maureen Hammond – the Highland Folk Museum’s PhD researcher from the University of the Highlands and Islands – will be giving a talk on ‘Badenoch Textiles in the 18th Century’ at the Clan Macpherson Museum in Newtonmore at 2.30pm on 10th October.
The talk, which is free, focuses on the infamous trial of Mackintosh of Borlum in 1773, and makes use of research that Maureen has carried out with the collections of textiles here at the Highland Folk Museum. For further details, see: https://tinyurl.com/yd3p6f7a
Clan Macpherson Museum University of the Highlands and Islands The Highland Council The Scottish Register of Tartans Applied Arts Scotland Scottish Textiles Academic Group Highland Wool and Textiles Textiles Scotland National Museums Scotland
Despite the wet weather that has plagued us this summer we are pleased to say that we managed to bring our hay in! Here is Sandy and Sarah who have worked hard to ensure that the hay was safe and sound, not wet and soggy!
Our robins have been enjoying the worms in the turf that is going up onto our Blackhouse roof! The thatching part of the project starts next week so look out for updates here and on twitter and if you can come along and see the team in action.