Explore the Spirit of the Highlands and Islands with this collection of stories shared by students at the University of the Highlands and Islands.
'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 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.
Favourite Places: Glencoe
"...as 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 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.
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.
Jarlshof and the Zenith of Iron Age Shetland
Explore the fascinating history behind the sites which together form the 'Zenith of Shetland'.
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 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...
Where Health in the Highlands and Islands Came From
Explore the interesting origins of modern healthcare in the Highlands and Islands...