Applecross Heritage Centre


Our exhibition endeavours to share with you the ways in which we can find clues and evidence to unlock the past.  Come back in time with us as we peel back the layers which reveal the fascinating and remarkable story of Applecross.


´S e amas ar taisbeanaidh beagan soilleireachaidh a dhèanamh dhuibh air na thachair an seo anns na linntean a dh´fhalbh - air na daoine, an dòigh-beatha, an creideamh is an cultar.  Nach tig sibh cuide rinn fhad´s a bheir sinn sùil air ais tro thìm air eachdraidh iongantach na Comraich.

Quotations from the welcome panel

The Applecross Heritage Centre

The Historical Society, supported by Applecross Trust, Leader II, Ross and Cromarty Enterprise and Highland Council arranged the renovation of a derelict building for the display of records and artefacts thus providing a permanent record of past history of the area from the Early Settlers and Maelrubha to the recent and distinctive crofting and fishing community, which now exists in the 21st Century.

The gable end of the building, which overlooks Clachan Church and Graveyard, consists of glass panels and a seat is provided to allow visitors to sit and contemplate the church and graveyard where St Maelrubha's monastery stood, 13 centuries ago.

In addition to the display panels which take the visitor through time, from the Early Settlers and religious history through to the present day, there are models, artefacts, and computers available for visitors to access. These computers contain further historical and Genealogical information about Applecross, old photographs and details of local accommodation. Digitising the Historical Society’s archives is an ongoing project.  There is also a shop where gifts, postcards and scottish crafts are available.

The Centre is open from Easter (Good Friday) to the end of October - Monday to Saturday from noon to 4.00pm.

The interior of the Heritage Centre

Looking towards the site of St Maelrubha's monastery