Dornoch Historylinks Image Library

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Historylinks Museum


The Historylinks Image Library

There are 12771 pictures on the site and 1409 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 the document appears on the Image Library 'Picture Page' and, in some cases, if the pdf file is less than 4 MB, the full document is made available for access using the 'Document' link directly below the object description.   On application to the museum ( pdf files of larger size may be made available, copyright permitting, with a charge made to cover administrative costs.

Please consider a donation to Historylinks Museum.

We face a 50% reduction in our annual maintenance grant from the Highland Council effective from 1 April 2017.  This will create a £6,000 hole in our budget and unless we can overcome this annual loss, the existence of the Museum will be at risk.

Our image library attracted 17,800 sessions in the past year, by the 12,055 visitors to the website (38% new), with a mean of 6.91 pages viewed during each session.    This data indicates that we have good reason to believe that the Image Library is appreciated.

If each visitor could donate as little as 50p annually, we could eliminate the hole in our budget and thereby sustain the Museum.   As a form of 'crowdfunding' it would be greatly appreciated if our visitors could make a donation, from a Paypal account, credit or debit card, using the Paypal Donate button on the Homepage.   Thank you.  

Latest Picture
Tree felling in Deans Lane

Monochrome photograph of a group of 6 men with felled tree cut into logs in Deans Lane, Dornoch. The men were employed by a contractor Mr Murray, father of Isobel Davidson the donor of the copy of the photograph, the original of which has a fold mar...
12771 Pictures | 1409 Comments
Tree felling in Deans Lane
LATEST NEWS: Historylinks Image Library Donations 01 October 2016
Please consider a donation to Historylinks Museum. We face a 50% reduction in our annual maintenance grant from the Highland Council effective from 1 April 2017. This will create a £6,000 hole ...
Latest Pictures
Briefing document - Opening of Dornoch AcademyAmended version of the Luncheon cardPresentaton procedure for ladiesTimed programme for 26 September 1963Invitations to the Opening of Dornoch Academy Consignment Note W D & H O WillsJohn Player and Sons, Nottingham Delivery SlipBritish Rail Express Parcels Delivery sheets 1980 Mackay and Ross summer visitors to EmboClassic car owners discover Sutherland connectionMacabre Dornoch street signFestive Season Fare 1935Freedom Ceremony with Willie Skinner as Town ClerkTaking of the Oath at  Freedom Ceremony 1928Freedom Ceremony 1928Tercenternary Freedom Ceremony 1928


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