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Meet the Team – Skye and Lochalsh Archive Centre

Catherine MacPhee, Archivist

I joined the Highland Archive Service in 2019 as a Trainee Archivist, qualifying in 2021 on the Archives and Records Management course at Dundee University. I am from the Isle of Skye and enjoy my role as the Archivist at the Skye and Lochalsh Archive Centre. Having grown up in Skye I feel a deep connection to the island and the importance of tradition bearing. I have a passion for improving our communities with the use of culture and heritage to make an impactful change. Coming from a family of tradition bearers I hope to share some powerful stories of the area to learn from the past, creating a positive future for the Highlands and Islands.

I am involved in a range of community-based cultural initiatives across Skye and Lochalsh. Programming events, workshops and collaborating with artists, researchers, and communities, to both learn from the history of the area and reimagine its future. Remaining passionate about helping communities discover ways to make impactful change on issues relating to social injustices, climate, and land rights by reconnecting them with their culture and heritage.


Anne Beaton, Archive Assistant

I started working as an Archive Assistant in August 2019.  Originally from Elgol on the Isle of Skye, I have always had a keen interest in our history and heritage.  Working with our Archives I really appreciate what a fabulous resource we have here on the Isle of Skye and love to share them with everyone, discovering something new every single day.

In my spare time I love listening to all kinds of music, travelling and exploring the Island with my grandchildren.

Meet the Team in our other archive centres

Highland Archive Centre, Inverness

Lochaber Archive Centre, Fort William