The Island of
Raasay is located off the east coast of the Isle of Skye in the Scottish
Raasay Heritage Society was formed to preserve and promote the language
and culture of the island for future generations and to show visitors all
aspects of the island's unique past and its unusual geological and
In 1994, with the backing of the local enterprise company, the society
became a charitable trust.
generate- an interest in and
knowledge of the Gaelic language, literature and culture.
To foster- an
interest in archaeology, botany, zoology, history, ornithology, geology
and other cognate subjects with references to Raasay.
To secure- the
preservation of artifacts and sites on Raasay.
To promote- and
organise educational exhibitions, conferences, lectures and tours.
The trust has a
museum that displays artifacts, offers information of local archaeological
sites as well as reference and record books.
Events & Workshops
The trust also holds local genealogy information and can help trace Raasay
ancestors free of charge.
Ratharsaidh- an annual event that gives children an opportunity to
come together to experience and enjoy traditional music, song and dance
MacLeod Parliament- this was held in 1994 and 1998 and included the
previous Chief of MacLeod's of Raasay, Torquil Roderick. The
MacLeod Parliament visited again on 5th August 2002 and a new
chief was "crowned". The new Chief is John Macleod who resides in Tasmania.
Guided walks- gentle and moderate walks via places of historical
interest, taking in local history and wildlife.
The music you hear on these pages are excerpts from An Talamh Brčagha
To contact us :
Mrs R Mackay, 6
Osgaig Park, Isle of Raasay, by Kyle, Ross-shire, IV40 8PB, Scotland,
01478660207 (US dial 011441478660207)
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