West Highland Museum: The Hepburn Bequest

  One question most often asked by our junior members, both past and present, and also by some visitors is how we acquire our exhibits. Some of our exhibits are gifted by individual donors, or by families clearing out attics or outhouses. Or, by serendipity – like the secret portrait our jewel in the crown […]

Wild Haggis causes chaos in Fort William, Scotland

    …rather than Fort William, Antarctica, where, to be honest, no-one would have noticed! However, in a closely-knit community (just look at those jumpers) such as Fort William, bad behaviour by any member of the local chapter of Hells Haggis causes great unrest. As local West Highland Constabulary crime-fighting duo Doch-an-Dorris exclusively told our […]

Five reasons to road trip Scotland

  Image Credit: McSporran Photography   Video by Rough Guides   Scotland is undoubtedly one of the most breathtaking places on the planet, and well known for it. The scenery is spectacular, the people are friendly, the whisky and beer is fine and the food is delicious. The only thing that’s not great is the weather, […]

7 Highland peaks you’ll probably want to climb

‘I’m fair puckled’ is an old Scottish saying for being out-of-breath. If you choose to climb any of the seven great Scottish Highland peaks mentioned here, that will probably happen to you. Of course, some are more challenging than others, and you should always choose those within your compass. Make sure you are well-prepared, with […]