For 2022 we have events at the museum, outside and online. If you would like to be kept informed about our forthcoming events, please sign up to receive our newsletter.

Gairloch Pattern detail, © J Dunn

See Sky Sea Catherine Sarjeant

Exhibition Preview 
Thursday September 1st, 7pm - 8pm

See Sky Sea is a body of paintings and altered books based on the changing sky and seascapes. 


During her time at Badantional, Gairloch, artist Catherine Sargeant observes the horizon, documenting the changing sky and sea over different days, weeks, months, seasons.  

If you would like to join us to help celebrate the launch of See Sky Sea please get in touch.

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Festival of Stories  

Make Room for Stories

Friday September 2nd - Tuesday September 13th, 2022

Gairloch Museum is taking part in Scotland's Year of Stories, with a locally inspired Festival of Stories. The programme includes storytelling, performances, talks and guided walks. 


Our Downstairs Gallery will be transformed into a taigh-ceilidh - a welcoming space (no entry fee) where you can pull up a comfy chair, read some stories to your friends and family, write a tale on the story wall, have a go at some story games or listen to some tales from the archive. 

For full details of the programme, see here.


Museum Book Group 

In person meeting:
Tuesday September 20th, 3pm - 4pm

On line meeting: 

Monday September 19th, 7.30pm - 8.30pm

Our next Museum Book Group read is The Sealwoman's Gift by Sally Magnusson.


If you would like to read along and join our friendly and informal group (with both an online and an in person option for participation) please get in touch to let us know. The group is free to attend, donations  to cover tea and coffee costs are welcomed.

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Online Only Talk:
Remote and Rural Remedies
Speaker: Daisy Cunynghame
Thursday October 13th, 7.30 - 8.30pm

The Highlands and Islands of Scotland hold a unique place in medical history. Particular challenges, such as geographical distance, famine and economic instability and shifting patterns of land ownership, combined to create precarious living circumstances for both physicians and patients.

This talk will explore medicine in the Highlands over 600 years. From women healers and Jacobite medicine to the Highland Clearances. It will also delve into the medicines which were used, including locally sourced ingredients such as rhubarb and seaweed.


Through our examination of Highlands medicine we will uncover the relationships between the Highlands and the rest of Scotland, via influential Celtic medical families such as the Beatons, and the waves of quacks, or charlatans, who visited the Highlands to sell their wares


Daisy Cunynghame completed an MA in Modern History at the University of St Andrews and a Higher Diploma in Archival Studies at University College Dublin. She is the Heritage Manager & Librarian for the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh. She was awarded her PhD by the University of Edinburgh in 2020. The focus of this work was ‘The Roles of the Edinburgh, Kelso, and Newcastle Dispensaries in Charitable Relief, 1776-1810’. Her research investigates public health initiatives in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries in Scotland and the north of England, with a particular focus on the patient experience within the dispensary system.

A course of two half-day weaving sessions with Sadie Paige


Tuesday November 1st, 10am-2.30pm

Tuesday November 8th, 10am-2.30pm



This series of two, half-day tapestry weaving workshops is suitable for both complete beginners as well as those with some practical experience of tapestry weaving who wish to develop their skills. Participants must be available to attend both sessions.

Using a warped-up weaving frame you will learn the basics of tapestry weaving including creating shapes, hatching and blending yarns. Beginners will be working towards a weaving sample which incorporates these techniques. Improvers will be encouraged to develop and weave their own design.

Participants will be provided with a warped-up weaving frame, worsted wool weaving yarn and other weaving equipment to use during the two sessions.

Feel free to bring along any inspirational objects or images.



  • DATE: First half day session:     Tuesday November 1st

  • DATE: Second half day session: Tuesday November 8th

  • TIME: 10am to 2.30pm          (including half an hour for lunch)

  • Refreshments/lunch available from the museum cafe

  • CLASS SIZE: limited to six participants

  • LEVEL: Beginners / Improvers

  • COURSE FEE: £50