Project Team: Museum of the Isles, Skye

Project Title: The Crofters And The Second World War

This project will collect, record and present information, both oral and documentary, on how WWII affected life in Skye and Lochalsh. Involving both school children and the wartime generation, the project will illustrate how the war impacted on crofting, fishing and domestic life. The partnership of local museums will look at the unique story of what the war meant to the population of the area, many of whom were Gaelic speaking crofters, and who, although geographically distant from the main centres of action, still felt a profound effect, both in changes to their way of life, and in the personal contribution people made to the war.

Exhibitions in this Project: