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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

Museum Designer Wanted

November 27, 2019

Strathnaver Museum is seeking an exhibition designer to produce design proposals for the museum as part of our wider refurbishment project. The contract will be in 2 phases: Phase I: design proposals to RIBA Stage 3 equivalent and, Phase II: finalisation of the design and delivery of these proposals. Phase II will be subject to […]

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Clan Mackay Society – Historian (Seanachaidh) required

November 13, 2019

CLAN MACKAY SOCIETY HISTORIAN (SEANACHAIDH) REQUIRED The Clan Mackay Society is looking to recruit an Historian (or Seanachaidh) to its Council. Responsibilities: • Compile material on Mackay genealogy from published sources and primary research. • Prepare and publish material relating to the history of the Clan Mackay. • Custodian of genealogies, records and histories of […]

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Strathnaver Museum secures National Lottery support

October 1, 2019

Strathnaver Museum has received initial support from the National Lottery Heritage Fund for the redevelopment of Strathnaver Museum as a heritage hub for north west Sutherland, it was announced today. The project aims to safeguard the condition of the historic building, improve the visitor experience and secure the future of the collection in the area […]

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Pipers marry their pipes and live in sin with their wives

September 10, 2019

Whilst perusing the images we hold on the Strathnaver Museum computer I discovered this striking image of a handsome young couple on their wedding day. You can tell a lot from a picture. The bridal gown appears to be from the 1920s, the groom is a military man. But who were the couple? What is […]

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The Thorwaldsen

August 30, 2019

By Elizabeth Mackay The figurehead of the ‘Thorwaldsen’ is displayed proudly in the corner of Strathnaver Museum.  I have chosen this item and its associated artefacts because the story connected to them significantly spans several themes in our local heritage. The wooden figurehead was sculptured by Hans Michelsen (1789-1859) who was born in Trondhjem and […]

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Joanne’s portable ideas

May 29, 2019

By Joanne B Kaar In 2012 I was delighted to be one of 4 artists in Scotland to receive Museums Galleries Scotland and Creative Scotland’s Iconic Artists In Iconic Places award. Working in collaboration with Joanne Howdle, the now ex-curator of Caithness Horizons Museum, this award enabled me to develop my ideas for a ‘portable […]

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Wanted Administrator

April 9, 2019

Administrator £5,760 (pro rata 0.27 FTE) Strathnaver Museum are looking for an experienced administrator on a contract basis to support the day to day running of the organisation. For more information and a Job Description please contact Colin McDonogh at To apply please send CV and covering letter to Colin McDonogh at by […]

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Exciting plans at Strathnaver Museum

March 27, 2019

By Jim A Johnston Strathnaver Museum’s ambitious plans for renovation and extension were aired to the public for the first time at a well attended event in the Naver Teleservice Centre on the afternoon and evening of Wednesday the 21st March.  Central to the ongoing presentation were a set of proposals drawn up by Ardgay […]

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Join our team!

February 8, 2019

Project Manager Salary:£18,530 (pro rata), Hours:22.5 hrs a week (0.6 FTE) Job Purpose: To manage the Strathnaver Museum Redevelopment Project during its Development Phase. You will be responsible for coordination and management of all aspects of the project implementation according to the established schedule. You will be an excellent communicator with strong interpersonal skills and […]

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Exciting road ahead for Strathnaver Museum

January 30, 2019

By Jim A Johnston Strathnaver Museum, Bettyhill, occupies the 18th Century Church of St Columba in the centre of Clachan Cemetery and is adjacent to a famous monument of the Christianised Picts, the Farr Stone.  While the ancient stone testifies to at least 1,200 years of religious activity on the site this most recent usage […]

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