THE HERITAGE CENTRE OF APPLECROSS HISTORICAL SOCIETY

Opening Ceremony – Good Friday 2003

Visitors to the opening ceremony are warmly welcomed by Applecross Historical Society. We hope that your time with us will give you a sense of the special nature of the place and that, like the travellers of old, you will take something of the sanctuary with you when you leave.

The history of this insular community, ignored over the centuries, is now displayed in the attractive Heritage Centre built on the site of the once famous Christian settlement of the Irish St. Maelrubha (647 to 722 AD).

Modern scholars consider the work of Maelrubha to be second in importance only to that of St. Columba of Iona.

 

Applecross Heritage Centre interior

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Applecross Historical Society

Link to Evanton Oral History Project

The website of the Historical Society informs visitors of the rich history, culture and heritage of the Applecross area. As well as the history and archaeology their is information about the Heritage Centre, society membership, newsletters and accomodation in the area.

Applecross Heritage Logo

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Statistical Accounts

On the 25 May 1790, Sir John Sinclair, Baronet of Ulbster in Caithness wrote to over nine hundred Parish ministers throughout Scotland asking them to contribute to a Statistical Inquiry by answering as best they could,a series of one hundred and sixty-six Queries respecting each Parish.

The New (or Second) Statistical Account of Scotland built on the previous work carried out by Sir John Sinclair for the First Statistical Accounts by including the knowledge of local doctors and schoolmasters. The Second Statistical Accounts were published between 1834 and 1845.