Scalpay Historical Society

Scalpay Historical Society is a local history society that promotes the history, heritage and culture of the island of Scalpay. 


Scalpay Community Centre,
Parkview Terrace,
Isle of Scalpay


01859 540488 or 0755 106 1891


Scalpay Historical Society (Comunn Eachdraidh Scalpaigh) was first established in 1982 to promote the history, heritage and culture of the island. It was recently re-established as a Scottish Incorporated Charitable Organisation. Based in the Scalpay Community Centre, the society collects and maintains archive documents, artefacts, photographs and other material of historical value. The society holds exhibitions and events for the local community and visitors that tell the story of Scalpay and its way of life.


  • Photographs of Scalpay people and island life
  • Oral histories and transcripts
  • Articles, research papers and news items about Scalpay and its people
  • Material used in exhibitions including Scalpay’s Fishing Heritage (2017), Calanas (Working with Wool) (2018), Iolaire (2020), Bainnsean Scalpach (Scalpay Weddings)  (2020), Drochaid Scalpaigh (Scalpay Bridge) (2020)
  • List of fishing boat registrations
  • Artefacts relating to fishing
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