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Internship at Skye and Lochalsh Archive Centre

Grace Wright is a PhD researcher working on women’s participation in nineteenth-century land agitation in the Highlands and Islands of Scotland. Born and raised in Skye, In Autumn/ Winter 2024 she was lucky enough to have the opportunity to undertake a three-month internship funded by the Scottish Graduate School for Arts & Humanities at her… Read more »Read more

Archaeological finds from Skye

Starts on September 23rd, celebrating Highland Archaeology, History and Heritage. The festival is provided by The Highland Council and runs over 3 weeks to celebrate the heritage of the Highlands and Islands from earliest settlers to modern times, below ground and above. Whether you are a seasoned archaeologist or a complete beginner, the festival will… Read more »Read more

North Talisker: a Land Fit for Heroes

New exhibition at Skye and Lochalsh Archive Centre explores 100 years of North Talisker history   The new exhibition at the Skye and Lochalsh Archive Centre, which aims to mark and celebrate the centenary of the repeopling of North Talisker is now open. Drawing on various archive collections, the exhibition looks at early history of… Read more »Read more

Exhibition by Caroline Dear – String / Lines

New Exhibition at the Skye and Lochash Archive Centre – Nov 2022 – April 2023   The exhibition celebrates 50,000 years of string making, linking archaeological research with local cultural practices in Skye to create art work which resonates and reinvigorates these histories and skills. String making is one of the fundamental technologies which has allowed… Read more »Read more

Coming Home: WW1 in the Highlands

Coming Home is a travelling exhibition and events programme developed by High Life Highland in collaboration with the Highland Museums Forum to commemorate the end of the First World War in the Highlands. At the heart of the Coming Home exhibition are poignant individual experiences explored through documents, objects and photographs held in Highland museums,… Read more »Read more

Nicolson brothers from Brogaig, Staffin

Alistair Nicolson (1898-1918) pictured standing in the image on the left, with an unidentified soldier, and Norman Nicolson (1897-1918) pictured in the image on the right. Norman  and Alistair Nicolson were sons of John Nicolson, Brogaig, and Catherine (nèe Campbell), originally from South Uist.  They had an older sister Jane who was born in 1895… Read more »Read more

Kyle of Lochalsh Golf Course, 1929

This image of Kyle of Lochalsh Golf Course dates from 1929 and is from our Duncan Macpherson Collection. The land for the 9 hole golf course, just north of Kyle, was donated by Sir Daniel Hamilton. The golfer, wearing plus fours, is pictured with his caddie. The village of Kyleakin, Skye, is visible in the background.Read more

1893 Plan of Kilmaluag Inn, Skye.

This 1893 plan of the Inn at Kilmaluag is taken from our Macdonald and Fraser Solicitors’ Papers. (SL/D123/95).  The Kilmaluag Inn is marked on the 1st edition Ordnance Survey Map which was surveyed in 1875.  According to the accompanying Ordnance Survey field notebooks the Kilmaluag Inn was: ‘a house one storey in height, thatched, and… Read more »Read more

New Year Card 1915

This is an example of a New Year card sent to Skye from France during the First World War in 1915.  Embroidered greetings cards like this were often sent home from the front at Christmas and New Year time. In parts of Scotland, the old New Year was traditionally marked on 12 January.Read more

Portree Church Plans, 1895

These recently-deposited plans of the Free Presbyterian Church, Portree, were drawn up by Skye architect John MacKenzie in 1895. John MacKenzie came from Elgin but had settled in Skye by the 1870s and was living at Moss Bank, Penefiler, in 1881. He was responsible for a number of buildings in Portree and other parts of Skye…. Read more »Read more