Archive workshops

Start: Saturday 18 June, 10.30am - End: Wednesday 22 June 2022, 3.30pm

Delve into historical records for maritime and coastal activities on Skye and learn how to use our archives.

Join us in the Museum of the Isles or online for a free archives workshop to investigate maritime heritage. The workshops are part of the Cladaichean to Laebraks archaeology project, commissioned by Historic Environment Scotland and Historic England. To book your place please contact

Workshop times:

Museum of the Isles

  • Saturday 18 June, 10.30 – 12.00
  • Wednesday 22 June, 2.00 – 3.30


  • Monday 20 June 7 – 8pm

The workshops are led by archivist Linda Spence from the Museum of the Isles, and Maggie Macdonald from Sleat Local History Society.

Please note the workshop previously advertised for 15 June has been cancelled due to illness.

About the project

MSDS Marine (Scotland) have teamed up with Moder Dy – Shetland Maritime Heritage and other archaeologists, maritime ethnographers, museum curators, archivists and local history societies in Skye and Shetland to explore maritime and coastal heritage and inclusive engagement in Scottish island communities. The project title, Cladaichean to laebraks, means ‘shore to surf breaks’ in Gaelic and Shaetlan, reflecting the inter-island theme of the project. A series of events is planned for summer 2022 including pop up exhibitions and coastal surveys. Visit the Cladaichean to laebraks project website to find out more and get involved. Download the project flyer from this page.