Skye Ecomuseum

Scotland’s historic environment makes a valuable contribution to our quality of life, cultural identity, education and economy.

Organisation: Staffin Community Trust (NLHF funded)
Project title: Skye Ecomuseum

The Quiraing on the Isle of Skye © Colin / Wikimedia Commons / CC BY-SA 4.0

The project received £522,100 from the National Lottery Heritage Fund. The north-east corner of Skye is leading the way in museum innovation being the first Ecomuseum in Scotland – a museum with no walls or roof. The spectacular coastal cliffs, grassy platforms and lochans of Staffin provide the setting for the exhibits which are themselves features of the landscape across 13 locations. The Ecomuseum, known by its Gaelic name ‘Ceumannan’ which means footsteps, is this remote community’s answer to preserving its fragile natural environment while managing and interpreting it for an ever-increasing number of visitors.

Which OPiT key performance indicator is the project contributing to? 13
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Reviewed: September 2018