Unforgotten Highland Women – Mary Marjory MacDonald, Ullapool

Highland Museum of Childhood The Old Station, Strathpeffer, United Kingdom

How is a notorious story which would have been thought of as shameful and shunned at the time remembered now?  Mary Marjory was the only child of a local Gaelic speaking fishing family who had a successful business in town. 


Unforgotten Highland Women – Megan Boyd and Caroline Ross, Brora

Brora Heritage Centre Fascally, Brora, Highland, United Kingdom

Megan Boyd - salmon fly dresser (1915-2001) Though she never fished herself, she is regarded as the finest maker of salmon fishing flies in the world. She took to the craft of salmon fly dressing under the supervision of a Sutherland gamekeeper. She won her first award in


Unforgotten Highland Women – Margaret Swanson, Castletown

Castlehill Heritage Centre Harbour Road, Castletown, United Kingdom

Margaret grew up in Castletown, Caithness, the daughter of the village cobbler. Despite her humble beginnings she went on to influence the education of generations of girls.  After early schooling at the local school, Margaret was sent to board with


Unforgotten Highland Women – Beatrice Garvie, North Ronaldsay

Zoom , United States

The Orkney Doctor and Photographer - Beatrice Garvie (1872-1956), was one of the earliest women to qualify as a doctor, and worked in Glasgow, India, and London. She understood the links between poverty and ill health, and was prepared to


Unforgotten Highland Women – Isobel Gowdie, Auldearn

Nairn Museum Viewfield Drive, Nairn, Highland, United Kingdom

The Witch of Auldearn - Isobel Gowdie  (17th century). The story of Isobel Gowdie is embedded in the world of academia as part of the Scottish Witch Trial accounts.  Her story has also featured in a music composition by James


Highland Heritage Day

Dingwall Academy A862, Dingwall, Highlands, United Kingdom

This is an opportunity to bring many, hopefully most, of the Highland’s heritage organisations together. We rarely get a chance to meet up, to promote what we do, and to share ideas and concerns. There are many issues and concerns


Sealladh – Highland Heritage Conference

Wasps Inverness Creative Academy Midmills Building, Stephen's Street, Inverness, Highlands, United Kingdom

A two day event bringing the Highland Heritage sector together to strengthen the network and create a vision for a positive future. At this conference we aim to bring the network together to strengthen connections, share successes and challenges, exchange


Collections Care Surgery

Do you have any niggling worries about your collection? Has something changed and you’re not sure if it’s a problem? Received a new object and wondering how to care for it? Planning a new exhibition or changing things in your

Gaelic Development in Museums

Zoom , United States

This workshop will provide an introduction to working with Gaelic in museums and heritage settings. The session will look at specific examples of where and how Gaelic can fit within museums, covering some dos and don’ts and how to advocate


Understanding your data

Zoom , United States

This workshop will look at how to access your social media analytics, how to report them to High Life Highland and how your museum can use this information to further develop your social media strategies. HighLife Highland's Service Level Agreement