Museum Collection

The Collections held by Comann Eachdraidh Uibhist a Tuath comprise over 1000 artefacts that represent the heritage and culture of communities in North Uist. The Collections mainly date to the late 19th and 20th Centuries.

Currently the artefacts are held in the local authority museum store at Torlum on Benbecula. The goal is to create a permanent home for the material at Carinish School; the collection is currently being digitally catalogued in Torlum and we hope to have an online version for research and general enquiries by Summer 2018.

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Cow and Spool, work produced by contemporary applied artist Deirdre Nelson as part of a residency at Taigh Chearsabhagh, 2008

Cow and Spool

Work produced by contemporary applied artist Deirdre Nelson as part of the Aimsir 's Arainneachd - Elements & Environment residency at Taigh Chearsabhagh, 2008.


The horn shows signs of having been worked with a slight incision made in the narrow part and a hole cut into the side filled with a cork bung.



Like many crofting activities, haymaking was a communal or family affair with young children often given the relatively straightforward task of raking the remaining loose hay left after the adults and older siblings had completed the main gathering.

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