Alison Beaton, Archive Assistant
In 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.