Outer Hebrides

The third case study of the project will work with the Museum & Tasglann nan Eilean Siar in the Outer Hebrides. Archival research conducted during a previous project revealed that school logbooks contained detailed records of the impacts of the weather on island social life from the 1870s onwards. These under-researched archival source materials will be used to help local people and visitors to the Outer Hebrides better appreciate the historic relations between weather and social life on the Isles, and in turn to encourage people to reflect on current and future weather events and climate changes and how they might have impacts on island life in the future. A series of mobile, 'pop-up' museum exhibitions, in both English and Gaelic, will be designed and produced by the research team, in collaboration with the project partner.

Outer Hebrides Information Sheet