Cardboard Satchel

Cardboard Satchel

Cardboard SatchelHighland Museum of Childhood This cardboard school bag was one of the philanthropic gifts handed out to children in the nineteenth century by Sir James Coats, a member of the Coats family from Paisley, who made their fortune from thread manufacture. ...
Snuff Box Belonging to James Fowler

Snuff Box Belonging to James Fowler

Snuff Box Belonging to James FowlerGroam House Museum This snuff box is beautifully engraved with a message from the grateful East Ross Volunteers. Snuff was a very popular form of powdered tobacco and the snuff box, with its elaborate script, would have made an...
Donald Sutherland’s Bagpipes

Donald Sutherland’s Bagpipes

Donald Sutherland’s BagpipesStrathnaver Museum The owner of these unusual bagpipes was Donald Sutherland, a shepherd, heavy weight athlete and talented piper. From the town of Rogart, Sutherland benefitted from being part of a strong community of bagpipe players who...
Shinty Ball and Stick

Shinty Ball and Stick

Shinty Ball and StickGlencoe Folk Museum Shinty is a traditional Highland sport which has an important part within Highland community. Often played on festival days, it allowed different neighbouring communities to compete against each other.    Emigrants took the...
Flying Round the British Empire Board Game

Flying Round the British Empire Board Game

Flying Round the British Empire Board GameHighland Museum of Childhood ‘Flying Round the British Empire’ is a good example of colonial propaganda.  The expansion of the British empire was not welcomed by all members of society and was marked by violence....
Skip to content