Dornoch Historylinks Image Library

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Historylinks Museum


The Historylinks Image Library

There are 12133 pictures on the site and 1377 comments.

The Dornoch Historylinks Museum Image Library provides access to the museum object collection, with brief details extracted from the museum catalogue. The 'groups' menu provides shortcut access to photograph albums and collections of associated pictures. Once an album or collection has been selected, the 'previous next' facility can be used to 'turn the page'.

When viewing images you can leave your own comments using the form at the foot of each page. In this way we hope to verify information and add data to the museum catalogue. We are particularly interested in comments adding background information, any refinement of dates and corrections to our catalogue description. 

All comments are subject to approval prior to their publication.   If you wish to alert us to a typographical or other simple correction and do not wish this to appear as a published comment on the image page, please mention this when submitting your comment.  We will investigate and correct where necessary and unlike other comments submitted your report will not appear on the website.

Any general comments, not related to a specific image page, can be sent to Historylinks Museum by using the 'Guestbook’ tab or, if preferred, by e-mail to

Historylinks acknowledges that the copyright of many images in the museum collection rests with the originator or publisher. Our current acquisition forms for objects and digital images, signed by donors, address rights to display images. All images displayed are for the purposes of illustrating the extent of our collection, they are of insufficient file size for quality reproduction and should not be copied. If you have any issue regarding copyright of any image please contact Historylinks Museum.

As part of the museum acquisition and cataloguing process, portable document format (pdf) files are produced for other than bound documents added to our collection.   An image of the first page of a document is included on this website and, in some cases, if the pdf file is less than 4 MB, the full document is made available for access using the link directly below the object description.   On application to the museum ( ) pdf files of larger size may be made available, copyright permitting, for a reasonable donation to cover administrative costs.

With the implementation of the Highland Council budget 2015 and indicative budget proposals for the next 3 years, Historylinks Museum is likely to see, as a best case, a reduction of 50% in its annual grant. Such a dramatic cut in our income will have severe consequences and we have been seeking all possible avenues to increase income. Regular visitors to the Image Library may have noticed the addition of a Paypal Donation button on our homepage. Using this button a credit or debit card donation can be made to Historylinks Museum to help us to sustain our future activities. The amount gifted is at the discretion of the donor and all financial support will be gratefully received.

Latest Picture
Dornoch open market c 1920

From the ‘Gillespie Collection’ of monochrome prints from glass photographic plates, a view of a bustling market on Cathedral Green. The blurring of the young man on the right, who appears to be wearing scout uniform, bears witness to the slow c...
12133 Pictures | 1377 Comments
Dornoch open market c 1920
LATEST NEWS: Historylinks Image Library Donations 27 May 2016
Historylinks Museum has had a 5% reduction in Highland Council grant for FY16/17 and faces a further 45% reduction in FY17/18. We hope to manage out the 5% reduction but there are significant proble...
Latest Pictures
Dornoch Square c 1920Dornoch From WestCastle Street looking westA quiet Castle StreetCastle Street Dornoch c 1920Cnoc An Lobht housesCnoc An Lobht housesBank between Cnoc An Lobh and Castle StreetSutherland Road looking NESutherland Road DornochCastle Street looking towards the town centreWalking to Dornoch from Castle StreetTree lined Castle StreetWest Church, DornochDornoch War Memorial in its original settingDornoch War Memorial in its original location


Newspaper extract of Naval Reservists departing from Embo StationFishermen baiting linesGroup photograph Embo School c 1946Fourpenny Post OfficeMr & Mrs R Mackay EmboFurness Postcard Collection - Golf course DornochChambered cairn at EmboFraser's house at PortmahomackGardeners at Skibo Castlephotograph of Headmaster of Old School, School HillIsabella gordon birth certificateMaclennan's grocer's shop