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Discover more about the heritage of the Outer Hebrides, from prehistoric times to the present, and about recent projects to open up the potential of our collections.

100 years of community land ownership

Find out about the background to the Stornoway Trust, formed a century ago in response to a gift of land to the community, Lord Leverhulme's time on the islands of Lewis and Harris and our collections which help tell this story.

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Conservation of Barra School Board collection

Find out about the conservation of five important minute books from the archives. These items have been painstakingly repaired by conservators thanks to a grant from the National Manuscripts Conservation Trust.

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Hebridean Homecoming Project

Recalling the mass emigrations from the Hebrides 100 years ago

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The Nicolson Institute 150th anniversary

The Nicolson Institute school in Stornoway first opened its doors to pupils in February 1873, making it 150 years old.

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The Norge disaster

The SS Norge disaster of 1904 resulted in the deaths of more than 600 people, and was a precursor to the Titanic. Our collections reveal some of the detail around this tragic event.

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‘Archaeology Awakened’ Open Days

Report on our museum Open Days on the theme of 'An Introduction to Outer Hebrides Archaeology Objects' which were held as part of the 'Archaeology Awakened' Project

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The Nicolson Institute Vignettes

Find out about some former pupils of The Nicolson Institute who have achieved remarkable things in their chosen fields

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The site of Loch na Beirgh

'Archaeology Awakened' Project Officer Samantha Ferrer explains why the Loch na Beirgh assemblage is the focus of our latest project

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Archives of the Iolaire Disaster

The centenary of the Iolaire Disaster in 2019 created space for the community to reflect, and an opportunity to reveal insightful archive material for the first time.

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Harris Tweed: an islands story

How the homespun yarn of the Outer Hebrides became a global success

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Think you’ve found some archaeology?

What should you do if you think you've found some archaeology?

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Announcing ‘Archaeology Awakened’

A summary of the achievements of the 'Sònraichte' Project and the aims of our latest project 'Archaeology Awakened'

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An Iron Age Galleried Dun: Dunan Ruadh, Pabbay

An update on the Sonraichte archaeology project looking at the assemblage of an Iron Age Galleried Dun

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