Museums

Arnol Blackhouse Museum, Isle of Lewis

Arnol Blackhouse

  This museum is in an original black house and consequently has the same problems for the baskets as in the old days…a peat fire which coats everything with oily peat smoke and it seriously suffers with damp. There are …Continue reading “Arnol Blackhouse Museum, Isle of Lewis”

Castlehill Heritage Centre

Egg Baskets, Castlehill Heritage Museum

Jayne Blackburn at Castlehill Heritage Centre in Caithness has kindly sent pictures of all the baskets they have in their collection. As well as the unusual back creel featured in the article ‘A Caithness Creel’ they have quite a collection …Continue reading “Castlehill Heritage Centre”

Isle of Arran Heritage Museum

Angling Basket donated to Arran Heritage Museum by Lady Jean Fforde

Last week I spent a day at Isle of Arran Heritage museum to see what I could find out about the use of baskets on Arran, where I live, and also to see what basketry items they had in their …Continue reading “Isle of Arran Heritage Museum”

Comunn Eachdraidh Nis/ Ness Historical Society, Old School, Dell, Isle of Lewis

Comunn Eachdriadh Ness/ Ness Historical Society Collection, Old School Dell, Lewis

This collection is housed in the Old School of Dell in the district of Ness, Isle of Lewis. Ness includes many villages or ‘townships’. I visited this collection last week and it has only recently moved to this building. Apparently …Continue reading “Comunn Eachdraidh Nis/ Ness Historical Society, Old School, Dell, Isle of Lewis”

Comunn Eachdraidh Siabost/Westside Historical Society Collection, Isle of Lewis

Comunn Eachdraidh Siabost, Lewis

This is currently housed in the Shawbost Community Centre but may well be moving. I was lucky to be able to talk with a member of the Society but usually there is no one in attendance and entry is by …Continue reading “Comunn Eachdraidh Siabost/Westside Historical Society Collection, Isle of Lewis”

Bernera Historical Society Museum, Isle of Great Bernera, Western Isles

Ciosan

19 February 2013  Dawn Susan. Today I visited my local museum, a couple of miles away from my croft. It is a very small museum with only 4 baskets. Three of these are fishing baskets, two small line frame baskets …Continue reading “Bernera Historical Society Museum, Isle of Great Bernera, Western Isles”

Comann Eachdraidh Uig/ Uig Historical Society Museum by Dawn Susan

Great Line basket . Uig Historical Society

Uig Historical Society has a great museum based in the Community Centre at Timsgarry, Lewis. It is run by volunteers and has items collected and donated by local people over the years. I visited in June 2013 and it was …Continue reading “Comann Eachdraidh Uig/ Uig Historical Society Museum by Dawn Susan”

Dumfries Museum by Julie Gurr

Man making a mill skip for the wool industry, Kissling archive, School of Scottish Studies

Earlier this year I arranged to view baskets that were held by Dumfries Museum. When I told them about the research on basketry being done by the Scottish Basketmakers’ Circle the staff at the museum were extremely helpful and collected …Continue reading “Dumfries Museum by Julie Gurr”

Leith Customs House, Edinburgh

Plata-mhuillin

By Stephanie Bunn Today, Lyndsay and Irene Mackay were in the stores. Irene is a former curator of the National Museum, who really systematised the basketry collection. The photographs we feature on this site from NMS were all commissioned in …Continue reading “Leith Customs House, Edinburgh”

National Museum of Scotland

This is a collection of museums. The main basket store is at Leith Customs House.