The Russian Arctic Convoy Project

The Russian Arctic Convoy Project was created in Inverasdale Primary following the closure of the school due to falling rolls.

Inverasdale Primary School

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Some time later the opportunity arose to purchase a former butcher’s shop in Aultbea to create an exhibition centre.

Link to Evanton Oral History Project

This website is part of the Russian Arctic Convoy Project, which aims to create a multi-site museum around the shores of Loch Ewe dedicated to the Arctic Convoys. The Exhibition in Aultbea has an extensive collection of convoy artefacts, pictures, photos, models and more are on display.

Russian Arctic Convoy Exhibition Premises

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Loch Ewe was a hive of activity during World War 2 and it was the point of departure for many of the convoys bound for Russia. A lasting legacy to those who braved Arctic waters under constant threat of attack from enemy aircraft and u-boats is the Museum and Exhibition Centre established oriiginally in the former Inverasdale Primary School and now in a dedicated centre located in Aultbea.

Convoy memorial

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Address: Russian Arctic Convoy Exhibition Centre, Birchburn, Aultbea, Achnasheen, IV22 2HZ.

Telephone: 01445 731137

Email: info@theracmproject.org

Artic Convoy Exhibition Centre sign

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What They Left Behind

Three views of what those sailors left behind, more tranquil in 2019 than in WW2.

Views of Loch Ewe

Attribution: [Photos courtesy of Iain Sinclair.]

Views of Loch Ewe
Views of Loch Ewe

Attribution: [Photos courtesy of Iain Sinclair.]