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Arts, History & Culture

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Explore the history and culture of the Scottish Highlands and Islands through digitised books, pamphlets, photographs, illustrations and audio-visual resources.


Scottish Local History DirectoryScottish Local History Directory  Search resources and collections held by museums, archives, libraries, family and local history societies, individuals and specialist groups. The online directory is free to use and free to add your listing. Go to the Scottish Local History Directory 

Scottish Poetry Library – The Scottish Poetry Library is a unique national resource and advocate for the art of poetry, and Scottish poetry in particular.

Art and Design Magazines

Read quality Art and Design magazines for FREE with Press Reader. Sign in with your library barcode number and PIN.

Please note: Smartcard & NEC card users – please enter the first 14 digits of your card number only, leaving off the last 2 digits to access this resource.

Oxford Art Online

Access and search the vast content of Grove Art Online and Oxford art reference in one location.



Oxford Music Online

A wealth of information on music, musicians and instruments.



Scran Provides educational access to digital materials representing Scotlands material culture and history.

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Music Tuition

We provide tuition to pupils in secondary and primary schools across the Highlands. Playing a musical instrument could benefit your child’s wider education.


Visitor Attractions

Explore the unique history and culture of the Scottish Highlands with High Life Highland. Our museums and visitor attractions conserve, interpret and celebrate Highland life and heritage. Our galleries offer a wide range of exhibitions from visual art to contemporary craft for visitors to enjoy.

Useful Shelf marks in the Arts

700  The arts 745.2  Industrial art and design
720  Architecture 746  Textile arts
730  Sculpture, ceramics & metalwork 750  Painting
740  Graphic arts & decorative arts 760  Printmaking & prints
741  Drawing and drawings 770  Photography, computer art, film, video
745  Decorative arts 780  Music
745.1  Antiques


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