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Strathnaver Museum undertakes many projects. Some are linked to the Clan Mackay and Museum and Galleries others are to raise awareness and increase knowledge of the Museum. All are fun days and result in new exhibitions and assets. Invite people to participate and add to the wealth resources we have at Strathnaver.

Recent News

Exciting New Business Opportunity

April 4, 2022

      The Clachan Café by the Museum in Bettyhill is available to lease: Available from 1st May On NC500 and close to Farr Beach Fully equipped Indoor seating for 25 plus outdoor seating Established business Great potential with the 2023 re-opening of the newly refurbished Strathnaver Museum Parking Museum run tourist information centre […]

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A brief history of the Strathnaver Museum building

March 30, 2022

The second in a series of regular blogs exploring aspects of the Strathnaver Museum refurbishment project. Housed in the former Church of St Columba in Bettyhill Strathnaver Museum is an impressive building thought to have been a site of ecclesiastical use for at least a thousand years. Built in 1774 this striking building is category B listed for […]

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Chipping away the old facade

March 9, 2022

The first in a series of regular blogs exploring aspects of the Strathnaver Museum refurbishment project. Housed in the former Church of St Columba in Bettyhill Strathnaver Museum is an impressive building thought to have been a site of ecclesiastical use for at least a thousand years. Built in 1774 this striking building is category […]

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Strathnaver Museum secures funding from Wolfson Foundation

January 12, 2022

Press Release 12 January 2022 Strathnaver Museum, a popular visitor attraction on the North Coast 500, has been awarded £75,000 from the Wolfson Foundation towards their important refurbishment project. The community run museum has secured more than £2m in capital funding to refurbish the existing museum, create exhibition and workshop space to the rear of […]

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Bettyhill Library hosts virtual Dementia Friend event

October 15, 2021

From High Life Highland An information event to increase awareness of dementia will be held at Bettyhill library next week. High Life Highland (HLH) is working in conjunction with Alzheimer Scotland to hold the information session on Tuesday, October 19. Alzheimer Scotland Dementia Advisor Hayley Lyons will be answering questions and giving out information over […]

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Construction contract awarded to local firm O’Brien Construction Ltd

September 15, 2021

Following a competitive tender process Strathnaver Museum are delighted to announce that O’Brien Construction Ltd have been successful in bidding for the contract for the refurbishment project. The work will include essential conservation work to the regionally important B listed historic building, the creation of an annex to the rear of Clachan Graveyard which will […]

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Royal Air Force Station Sango

August 11, 2021

By David Nicholls, former Leading Aircraftsman One blustery day in the Spring of 1951 I found myself standing outside a collection of huts in the far North of Scotland near Durness. This was RAF Sango, a place I had only heard of a few days ago. I’d had a tiring journey. By slow steam train […]

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Strathnaver Museum receives funding boost for archaeological dig

May 14, 2021

Strathnaver Museum has received additional funding to help the organisation realise its vision to create a world class visitor attraction on the north Sutherland coast after securing £41,178 from Museum Galleries Scotland’s Recovery and Resilience Fund. As well as supporting the future aspirations and recovery of the popular visitor attraction the funding will help cover […]

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Strathnaver Museum secures National Lottery support

January 14, 2021

Strathnaver Museum, in Sutherland, has received a National Lottery Heritage Fund grant of £650,000 for their exciting refurbishment project. Made possible by money raised by National Lottery players, the project will safeguard the condition of the historic building, improve the visitor experience and secure the future of the collection in the area in which it […]

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Strathnaver Museum secures major funding boost

January 11, 2021

Strathnaver Museum has taken a major step forward in realising their vision for creating a world class visitor attraction on the north Sutherland coast after securing £113,157 from Museum Galleries Scotland’s Recovery and Resilience Fund. As well as supporting the future aspirations and recovery of the popular visitor attraction the funding will help cover operational […]

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