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Meet the Team – Skye and Lochalsh Archive Centre

Alison Beaton, Archive Assistant

Alison Beaton Archive AssistantIn 2005, I joined the Dualchas Heritage Service in Portree, which later became the Skye and Lochalsh Archive Centre.  I love having the opportunity to work with the history of an area I grew up in and being able to discover more about the people who were here before us. I particularly enjoy the variety of work and assisting customers with their family and local history research, no two days are ever the same!


Catherine MacPhee, Trainee Archivist

I started working as a Trainee Archivist in January 2019. This is a completely different industry for me as I worked in finance before. I will be starting my Master’s degree in Archives and Records Management later this year as part of my traineeship. I am from the Isle of Skye and love to share our deep history with people. So far I have enjoyed diverse nature of the job especially helping people research their family history. Outside of work I spend a lot of time in my poly tunnel and going to music festivals at home and abroad.

Meet the Team in our other archive centres

Highland Archive Centre, Inverness

Lochaber Archive Centre, Fort William