Forthcoming Events

The 2019 Annual General Meeting took place on Monday 30th September 2019 at 19:30 in Kyleakin Community Hall. All members and non-members are invited to attend this meeting, which will review the activities of the society over the last 12 months and include a report from the Chairperson and Treasurer. Click here for a pdf copy of the 2017 - 2018 Annual Summary Report.

2019/2020 Programme of winter talks

Monday November 4th, 7:30pm Fins, Fur & Feathers by Charlie Phillips.

Tuesday December 9th, 7:30pm The Old Ship of Zion - Singers in Worship along Scotland's Northern Coasts by
                     Francis Wilkins.

Monday February 3rd, 7:30pm The Highlands and Islands Emigration Society 1852-58 by Roddy Blafour.

Monday March 2nd, 7:30pm The History of Monkstadt House by James MacQueen.

To be confirmed

Although we aim to hold events on the dates listed, it may be necessary, due to circumstances beyond our control to change the dates and details; however, we will keep you informed of any potential changes.

Previous talks have been:
The Antiquarian Book Trade by Gillesbuig Ferguson focusing on books relating to the North West Highlands and Skye.
The History of Talisker by the distillery and visitor centre lead guide Lesley Taylor.
Kyleakin's Past as a Gateway to the Future by Cailean MacLean and Professor Norman MacDonald.
Gleanings from the Asylum by Donald Robertson.
Skye – Taking a Line for a Walk by Angus Peter Campbell and Cailean MacLean.
The Am Bàta Boat Building Project by George Hendry.
Walking in the Footsteps of Heros by Murdo Beaton.
Kyaking in Greenland by Gordon Brown of Skyeak Adventures.
Liz Macrae Shaw talking about her recentlly published book No Safe Anchorage.
An Evening of Storytelling with Richard Smith and Friends.
The history of Bagpipes by Ross Calderwood - Lochalsh Pipes.
New Light on Eilean Bàn, (the island under the Skye Bridge) by Judith Bullivant.
Travelling the Archive An Atlas Arts/Nicky Bird project, a unique outdoor exhibition.
Battle of Glen Shiel by Peter MacKenna
Discovering the power of the spoken word through storytelling by Richard Gordon Smith
Surgeon to the Kaiser by Mike Westman
Place-names of Strath, Isle of Skye by Dr Jacob King with Eilidh Scammell from Ainmean - Aite na - Alba
Herring Fishing by Ian Grimmer
A review of the collection of photographs and memorabilia by KLHS
'The Great War and Skye' by Graham Ross
The Great Book of Skye by Norman MacDonald and Cailean MacLean -
The Port Napier by Bill Ramsey
Work as a mountain guide by Martin Welch
Memories of Kyleakin by Ian Robertson and Ena Sikorski
Highland Medicine by Dr John Adamson
Recent Excavations at the High Pasture Cave by Steven Birch
Memories of Years Gone By by Cathie Reid and Morag Macrae
Kyleakin and the Ring Net by Prof. Will MacLean
Deserted Villages by John MacLeod
50 Years as a Vet on Skye by Donald John MacLennan
Sea Transport in N.W. Highlands 1930 - Onwards by Donald John MacLeod (Glenelg)
Folklore on the Islands by Cailean MacLean
Clan Donald 'Museum of the Isles' by Maggie MacDonald from the Clan Donald 'Museum of the Isles'
History of the Kyle Line by Pat Myhill
Vikings on Skye by Gordon MacIntyre
Some history of the Crowlin Islands by Bill Ramsay
Old Photographs of South Skye by Maggie MacDonald
West is Best (Scenes from the sea including St Kilda) by Gordon Brown (SKYAK)
Protecting the crofting cultural landscape by Iain Turnbull (National Trust, Balmacara)
To the Cuillins and Beyond by Martin Welch

The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh visit Kyleakin in 1956

The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh visit Kyleakin in 1956