We have taken our winter events programme online.  If you would like to be kept informed about our forthcoming events, please sign up to receive our newsletter.

We are delighted to be able to provide access to our recent online talks via our YouTube channel. Thanks to our speakers for allowing us to share these talks.

These talks will be online. Register below to receive the Zoom link.

Thanks for registering! We look forward to seeing you at the event.


The event is currently sold out. Please get in touch if you would like to be added to the reserve list. events@gairlochmuseum.org


To register for any of our upcoming talks, please  fill out the information below.

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Book Group

In a Veil of Mist by Donald S Murray

3pm - 4.30pm Wednesday February 2nd, 2022

In person at the MUSEUM


Our book group will meet every 4 - 6 weeks.  Our reading list will focus on books related to the Highlands or historical in some way, maybe looking at the occasional biography too. We're starting off in the new year with In a Veil of Mist by Donald S Murray. If you'd like to come along to a friendly and informal chat about the book, please get in touch. The Book Group is free to attend. Donations welcomed. 

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Thanks for registering! We look forward to seeing you at the event.


The event is currently sold out. Please get in touch if you would like to be added to the reserve list. events@gairlochmuseum.org

Upcoming Exhibitions

Upstairs Gallery: February & March 

Beinn Eighe NNR 

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Photographic exhibition celebrating the 70th anniversary of the UK's first National Nature Reserve, Beinn Eighe. 

Downstairs Gallery: March & April

Global Shorelines by Kevin Healy 

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A  celebration of colour, pattern and texture found in natural landforms, through drawing and photography.

Upstairs Gallery: Late March & April

Marine Eco-Life Gairloch 


From the West of Scotland Herring Hunt to plankton blooms and no-take zones. Lots of information and ideas about our local shorelines and coastal waters. 

Upstairs Gallery: May & June 

View from a Croft by Sarah Dowse

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Downstairs Gallery: May & June 

Tir an Airm Land of the Military
by Alex Boyd


Upstairs Gallery: July & August
Skyclad by Fiona Mackenzie 

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Downstairs Gallery: July & August

Erskine Beveridge - Collecting Relics, Ruins & Ways of Life  

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Upstairs Gallery: Sept & October 
See Sky Sea by Catherine Sargeant

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Current Exhibition

Highlands & Islands Artists and Makers' Winter Showcase

November and December 2021

In our gallery downstairs there is a range of ceramic, wood and other craft work by Highland makers. We have chopping boards and lamps by Jim Pennie, lampshades by Lucy Wagtail, some beautiful ceramics by Julia Smith, photography by Eoghain Maclean and some new items from Red Ruby Rose.

All the items are for sale, and we hope might prove interesting and attractive options for Christmas gift-giving. 


Local artist Viveca Port has been busy creating pencil portraits of some familiar local faces (a project which began during lockdown) which is also on display downstairs. Do come in to see whose bonnie faces are gracing the walls of our downstairs gallery. 

Upstairs, we are exhibiting a range of different artwork by some local artists as well as artists who have previously exhibited with us. The exhibition features work by Lynn Bennett Mackenzie, Fiona Mackenzie, Fiona Macintyre, Sheena Graham, Alison Dunlop, Sarah Dowse, Rosanne Wiseman, Jennifer Henderson, Sarah Milteer, Jill Holmes, Lisa Fenton, Viveca Port and Lys Stevens. 

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Highland Threads 

Temporary Online Exhibition 

Highland Heritage Museums

Gairloch Museum and 13 neighbouring museums from across the Highlands are taking part in Highland Threads. The virtual exhibition showcases a treasured costume from each museum's collection alongside stories of the people who made the cloth, who wore the clothes and where they were produced.


Exploring the history of the people in the north of Scotland, the innovative online exhibition includes fascinating items; our famous Gairloch Pattern Stockings, Bonnie Prince Charlie’s jacket, a dress embellished with the elytra of the jewel beetle and a fisherman's Gansey.   


Highland Threads can be found at www.highlandthreads.co.uk and on social media via #HighlandThreads


The project is produced by Museums and Heritage Highland, a charity formed in 2019 to promote collaborative working and provide a supportive voice for the Highlands' heritage sector. A successful bid to the National Lottery Heritage Fund allowed the charity to develop the exhibition.


Nicola Henderson, Museums and Heritage Highlands Digital Innovation and Network Manager said:

"The idea for Highland Threads was conceived at a Highland Heritage Cafe, a regular online meet-up for people working in heritage. We saw an opportunity to support each other while our museums struggle through temporary closure due to Covid-19 restrictions."

You can visit the virtual exhibition now and come see the Gairloch Pattern display in our gallery when we reopen.

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Dixon's Gairloch Book Group

A regular group where the focus of each meeting is on the information contained within Dixon's Gairloch. Maybe you are already familiar with the book (first published in 1886) and would like to revisit it – or perhaps you are new to the area and would like to join a group to learn more about the local history, traditions and past land use. If you think you might be interested in joining in, please get in touch. 

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