‘Tissie’ Doll

Doile ‘Tissie’

‘Tissie’ DollHighland Museum of Childhood Tissie was one of the very first objects to be donated when the Highland Museum of Childhood was established. She is a beautiful example of an expensive, early Victorian doll. Her head and shoulders are made of papier-mâché,...
Brass Bell

Clag pràis

Brass Bell Ullapool Museum This brass bell belonged to Reverend Malcolm MacLeod. He would ring the bell at Sunday School, which he held at the Church of Scotland on Lewis. In the 1800s, it was common for children to go to Sunday School. Not all children were able to...
The Methods of Construction of Celtic Knotwork

The Methods of Construction of Celtic Knotwork

The Methods of Construction of Celtic Knotwork Groam House Museum This educational page was designed by George Bain (1881 – 1968), the artist and educator born in Scrabster in Caithness. Bain was captivated by intricate Pictish stones, early medieval illuminated...
Tawse

Tàthas

Tawse Cromarty Courthouse Museum Content Warning : This page contains reference to violence, death, racism - OK to open? click the tick... The tawse is a leather strip with a split end that was used as a punishment mainly in Scottish Schools. Its proper name of the...
George’s Janitor’s Uniform

Èideadh Dorsair aig George

George’s Janitor’s Uniform Brora Heritage Centre This uniform was worn by George MacBeath (1933-2020), Janitor of Brora High School from January 5th, 1977, until his retirement on February 20th, 1998. As a gregarious man, George revelled in the company of the...
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