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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

Skye and Lochalsh Archive Centre, July Update

A successful storytelling session was held with local poet and author Morag Henriksen on Wednesday 12 July. Twenty four primary children joined us as part of their summer activities programme with the active schools co-ordinator. Morag entertained the children with stories based on local folklore and legend, accompanied by her own fantastic illustrations. There were plenty… Read more »Read more

Successful Summer Open Day

A big thank you to all who attended the Skye and Lochalsh Archive Centre Open Day on 6th June 2017. We launched our new exhibition of historic photographs and postcards of the area which was very well received. It was lovely to see so many new visitors to the centre and to welcome back many… Read more »Read more

Archive Open Day

We are holding an Open Day at the Skye and Lochalsh Archive Centre in Portree on Tuesday 6 June from 11am-7pm. Our new Photographic Exhibition features a selection of old favourites from the Duncan Macpherson and David Banks Salmon Fishing collections along with rare views of Skye and the Cuillin which have never been displayed… Read more »Read more

Bookbinding at Skye and Lochalsh Archive Centre

Laura West will be offering a full day of bookbinding tuition at the Skye and Lochalsh Archive Centre in Portree on Wednesday 17 May 2017.  This is a great opportunity for those of you who wish to learn how to bind your own local or family history project, a thesis, dissertation or manuscript.  The work… Read more »Read more

Researching Your World War 1 Ancestors

(Sepia postcard of Cameron Highlanders from Elgol during World War 1) The Skye and Lochalsh Archive Centre is running another 2 week block of classes – Researching Your WW1 Ancestors – as part of High Life Highland’s You Time programme.  This is the same class that we ran in November 2016. Classes will be held at the… Read more »Read more

Skye and Lochalsh Archive Update

Over the past year we have continued to add to our collections with a variety of small but interesting deposits. These include the original plans for a Portree church built in 1895, a set of driving licences charting the international career of Broadford-born banker John MacLeod (1893-1988) and a collection of 16mm amateur films of Skye shot… Read more »Read more

Christmas and New Year Holidays 2016-17

Opening hours for the Skye and Lochalsh Archive Centre over the holiday period: Friday 23 December 2016: 10am – 4pm Saturday 24 December 2016 – Tuesday 3 January 2017: CLOSED for Christmas holiday Wednesday 4 January 2017: CLOSED Thursday 5 January 2017: usual opening hours resume Season’s greetings to all our customers.Read more

Research Your WW1 Ancestors

(Above, Cameron Highlanders from Elgol) Skye and Lochalsh Archive Centre is running a new 2-week block of classes as part of this autumn’s You Time programme.  Join us to find out more about ancestors who fought in the First World War. Costs for the two-week block are £11 (full price), £5.50 (60 years+), £1 (budget… Read more »Read more

Open Day 13 October

To celebrate 5 years as a charity, High Life Highland is holding a series of events throughout its facilities during the month of October. Skye and Lochalsh Archive Centre are hosting an Open Day on Thursday 13 October, with extended hours until 6.30 pm. Come along to the Archive Centre to browse through old photographs, rekindle… Read more »Read more