Spring Saturdays at the Museum

We will be running a series of special events on Saturday afternoons in February and March. The events are free, but museum admission will be charged if you are not a member. There is no need to book. Events are family friendly, but children must be accompanied by an adult.

Saturday 14 March 2:00-3:30pm  Gairloch Memorabilia with Dorothy Malone.  A chance to see up close the Gairloch memorabilia collected by Dorothy that she regularly writes about in the G&DT.

Saturday 21 March 2:00-3:30pm  Card making by Fran Harvey.  Use your imagination with inks and stencils to make greetings cards.

Saturday 28 March 2:00-3:30pm  Weaving workshop with Sadie Paige and Karen Buchanan.  Demonstrations and a chance to have a go at Tapestry Weaving and Rigid Heddle Loom weaving. 


Winter Talks Series.  Coming up…


Poolewe: The last Bronze Age hoard in Scotland

by Dr Matthew Knight (Curator of Prehistory, National Museums Scotland). Friday 20th March at 7:30 pm at the Museum. 

Entry £3, all welcome.

The Poolewe Hoard was found in the 1880s in a peat bog above Poolewe.  For many years it was on loan to National Museums Scotland.  It is now on display at the new Gairloch Museum.  Dr Matthew Knight undertook extensive research on the Poolewe Hoard prior to its move to Gairloch and will report the findings in this talk.  His research has offered up new and important information about the hoard, which could potentially be the last one buried in Scotland.

Classes at the Museum

Sewing for Beginners with Karen Jones

Thursdays 12th & 19th March, 16th & 23rd April 6pm – 8pm

Cost £50

Learn to use a sewing machine or revise your dressmaking skills under expert tuition.  Karen Jones is owner of ‘I Love to Sew, making garments and accessories from her home in Badachro.  An expert seamstress, she makes everything from wedding dresses to tote bags.  Course materials are included but bring your own sewing machine if you have one.  This course is run by West Highland College UHI.  Sign up at the following link https://www.whc.uhi.ac.uk/business/best-courses/?fbclid=IwAR3QgNIegdiezCw_a4m1XUJCzGTGmMYBzb3ASCsSp99svhBjBvmmJHRg_YM#widget=checkout?event_id=5975

Printing, Stencilling and Mark-making by Sheila Mortlock

Friday 24th April 10am - 4pm


Sheila Morlock is a Scottish artist in stitched textiles who studied printed textiles and embroidery at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art, Dundee.  Before retiring, Sheila taught art and textiles in Dundee schools and colleges. A member of two prestigious national art textile groups, she has exhibited widely and her work is on display at Gairloch Museum during March and April.  Sheila will be running a workshop at the museum during her exhibition.


The workshop will look at how mono-printing, screen printing, stencilling and mark-making can be used to develop design ideas and putting those ideas onto fabric. 


The workshop is suitable for different levels of experience as tuition will be customised to the participants.


The cost of the workshop is £75.  For further information or to book a place contact Sheila directly at Sheila.mortlock@blueyonder.co.uk


Gairloch Museum, Gairloch, Ross-shire, IV21 2BH

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