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The Angus Og Collection

Many people will fondly remember the original Angus Og cartoon strips which appeared in the Daily Record from 1960 to 1989.  Angus Og and the other colourful characters who live in the fictional Isle of Drambeg in the Utter Hebrides were created by cartoonist Ewen Bain. Ewen, born in Maryhill, Glasgow, was the youngest of… Read more »Read more

Online Exhibition – The Battle of The Braes

To commemorate  the 140th anniversary of The Battle of Braes, an event that gave unprecedented publicity to the history of Highland resistance and crofters’ grievances. On a rainy morning 19 April 1882, Sheriff Ivory was at the head of detachment of over 50 policemen who marched through Gedintailor without any resistance until reaching Balmeanach where… Read more »Read more

Highland Archive Service Newsletter

Our latest newsletter is out, giving news from all four of our offices. Click below to read it: Highland Archive Service Newsletter To get the newsletter direct to your inbox, sign up to our mailing list.Read more

Over the Sea to Skye: A History of Tourism in Skye and Lochalsh

Our new exhibition is now available at the Skye and Lochalsh Archive Centre in Portree during our usual opening hours: Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri, from 10am-1pm and 2pm-5pm.  There is no charge to access the exhibition. The exhibition considers some of the early visitors to Skye and Lochalsh and examines the topics of travel, accommodation, myths… Read more »Read more

An Cogadh Mòr Exhibition

To coincide with the 100th anniversary of the armistice we have our An Cogadh Mòr exhibition available at the Skye and Lochalsh Archive Centre. The exhibition will run from 5 November 2018 until the end of February 2019 and we’ll post extracts from the displays on our Facebook page over the coming weeks. As always… Read more »Read more

The Castles of Skye and Lochalsh

Our current exhibition focuses on the historic castles of the area and features original paintings and prints held in our collections.  This includes the watercolour paintings by David L Roberts (1931-1997) of familiar castles as they may have appeared during their heyday.Read more

Shinty Men of Skye

Skye and Lochalsh Archive Centre, Portree Wednesday 21 February 2018, 11am-12.30pm We are delighted to have Dr Hugh Dan MacLennan and Norman Macdonald present illustrated talks focussing on the key Skye personalities who contributed to shinty at a national level.  Those featured in the presentation by Dr Hugh Dan MacLennan will include Peter M Macleod, John… Read more »Read more

Exhibition Celebrating 125 Years of Shinty in Skye

We will be celebrating 125 years of Skye Camanachd with an exhibition at the Skye and Lochalsh Archive Centre opening on Monday 22 January at 10am. The exhibition will feature photographs and original material relating to the history of shinty in Skye.  We are also looking for new material to collect and would be grateful… Read more »Read more

New classes for November 2017

The Skye and Lochalsh Archive Centre is running another 2 week block of classes – Using School Records for Family and Local History Research – as part of High Life Highland’s You Time programme. Classes will be held at the Archive Centre in Portree from 10:30-12:30 on Wednesday 22 and Wednesday 29 November.  The cost… Read more »Read more

New Exhibition!

The Banks of Bayfield: Salmon Fishing in Skye and Raasay Our new exhibition will be available until Friday 29 September during usual archive centre opening hours: Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri from 10am-1pm and 2pm-5pm. The display features photographs and business papers from the West Highland Salmon Fisheries Co Ltd, which operated from 1944-1962 by James… Read more »Read more