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River Lochy, Ben Nevis (Credit: Visit Scotland/ Airborne Lens)

UHI Collection

Explore the Spirit of the Highlands and Islands with this collection of stories shared by students at the University of the Highlands and Islands.

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'The Great Charter' or 'Golden Charter' of Inverness 1592

Discover the history behind the 'Great Charter of Inverness' and its lasting impact on the urban centres of the Highlands.

The city of Inverness in the summer sunlight. The River Ness winds through the city towards the Moray Firth towards the right hand side of the image.

The Pass of the Cattle (Bealach na Bà)

The history of the Highlands and Islands comes alive in music. Read about the remarkable history of the Bealach na Bà while listening to the Òran nan Dròbhairean, the Song of the Drovers, a traditional drove song.

View of the Isle of Skye from the Bealach na Bà viewpoint. Low lying, long white clouds sit over the landscape.

Favourite Places: Glencoe

" you turn into Glencoe there's a lovely view of the mountain range there...the heritage as well, it's so rich and there's so many aspects to it. I just love it!"

The Raasay Pictish Stone

Explore the history behind the Raasay Pictish Stone and exactly what is meant by the 'spirit of continuity'...

The Raasay Pictish stone with out of focus trees in the backdrop. The stone is incised with a Chi-Rho cross within a square carved into the stone

The Mystery of Sueno's Stone

Just what is the reason for the carving of Sueno's Stone? Ponder on the theories behind the stone with this story and its curious links to Shakespeare's Macbeth.

The Sueno Stone, encased in protective glass, under a blue sky strewn with clouds

Photograph of Inverness High Street, 1870

Step back in time to Inverness in the 19th century and see Inverness High Street through a fresh perspective.

Inverness High Street in 1870. A small dog is seen in the centre of the High Street, along with a horse and carriage. People walk down the pavement on the right hand side of the image.

Jarlshof and the Zenith of Iron Age Shetland

Explore the fascinating history behind the sites which together form the 'Zenith of Shetland'.

Overhead view of Jarlshof prehistoric and Norse settlement on the coast. Green linear earthworks are visible over the whole site

The Grey Cairns of Camster and the Flow Country

Explore the iconic Grey Cairns of Camster, the remains of Neolithic chambered tombs standing tall amongst the expanse of the Flow Country.

The Long Cairn, Grey Cairns of Camster, Caithness sitting atop a grassy landscape under a blue sky strewn with clouds

The Words which Led the Jacobite Rebellion in 1715

Explore the history of a small book which had major implications for the history of the Highlands and Islands...

Portrait of John Erskine, the Earl of Mar 1675-1732

Where Health in the Highlands and Islands Came From

Explore the interesting origins of modern healthcare in the Highlands and Islands...

A photograph of a group of nurses at Raigmore Hospital in the 1950s, one of whom is holding a baby.