Unlocking the treasures that tell the story of the Highlands

From a 5,000-year-old whalebone figurine to a set of duelling pistols and a “secret” portrait of Bonnie Prince Charlie, the items take us straight to the heart of life in the Highlands over time.

Now, a new campaign has been set up to bring the treasures of the north to audiences around the world, despite the lockdown.

Highland Objects has been launched to open up the collections of the small independent museums in the Highlands, which are now facing a very uncertain future given the impact of the pandemic and the loss of vistitors from around the world this year.

Running online, museums in the Highlands have been asked to put forward their favourite objects with the public to vote on their most loved out of a group of six.

A podcast will then be made about the most popular pieces with a new archive of audio documents to be created and accessed around the world.

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