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Dunollie Museum, Castle & Grounds is run by the MacDougall of Dunollie Preservation Trust (Charity No. SC028091).

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Highland Folk Museum

On 25th October a group of 14 volunteers from Dunollie Links visited the Highland Folk Museum's Annual Conference - 'Uncharted Places: Pioneering Women of Early 20th Century Scotland". 

 

The conference had a variety of interesting speakers and during lunchtime the group had a chance to look around the museums huge store. The speakers talked about a selection of pioneering women from the early 19th Century. 

 

"It brought me so much information of topics I had never considered, eg the Suffrage movement in Scotland. My favourite talk was the showing of the 3 films of past ways of life and skills.  I did not realise Elizabeth Garrett Anderson’s connection with the area despite having known her hospital in London, also Isobel Grants connections with Iona where I lived in the 1990s.

 

I saw small rigid heddle looms that I had not seen before (used to make braids) together with their miniature warping boards" 

 

                                                                          Marilyn Drummond, Leader of the Weaving Group 

 

 

"I now have a better understanding of Hope MacDougall’s criteria for her social history collection and could see how Dr Grant influenced the way she managed and documented her artefacts"

 

                                                                         Alison Blackwood, Volunteer Archivist 

 

 

 

 

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