In April 2010, the Museum received part of a mineral collection from the late Alaisdair Mackay of Bettyhill.
The official launch of the collection took place at the Museum on August 8th 2010 with Mr Mackay’s family in attendance as well as staff and Directors from the Museum. Other parts of the collection have gone to Glasgow University and the USA.
His widow and mother spoke about his life-long fascination for collecting minerals which started out as a boy and continued throughout his life resulting in a large and varied collection of minerals from many countries.
A short speech was made by Tommy Mackay, Chair of the Trustees, thanking the family for the collection.
The mineral collection can be viewed in the Clan Mackay room at the Museum.