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from the Highlanders’ Museum

Visit us at the 5 star Highlanders’ Museum (Queen’s Own Highlanders Collection) and immerse yourself in our rich and diverse history, following in the footsteps of the Highland soldier from just after the Battle of Culloden until the present day.  Our Nationally Significant Collection, the largest collection of military artefacts outside of Edinburgh, showcases the history of the Highland Regiments and includes an array of artefacts and archive material from the Seaforth Highlanders, The Queen’s Own Cameron Highlanders, the Queen’s Own Highlanders, The Highlanders and most recently, 4th Battalion The Royal Regiment of Scotland (4 SCOTS).

Latest Blog Entries

Chocisky – Chocolate for Whisky

Chocisky - Chocolate for Highland Whisky Chocisky have matched our Highland Whisky Chocolate produced from Sao Tome containing 70% Cocoa content, intense red fruits and liquorice notes. Guaranteed to expose layer upon layer of exciting flavours to your Highland Whisky...

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Explore Your Archive

It is Explore Your Archive Launch Week so we will be exploring our archive with a new theme every day. Today’s theme is Sweet Archives. In our collection we have mementos sent home to soldier’s sweethearts including; photographs, pin cushions and sweetheart brooches....

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Mrs Helen Mackenzie’s Scrapbook

Today on the blog we have an interesting find from our picture store. These pages from a scrapbook belonging to Mrs Helen Mackenzie show British Army and Naval medals from the 1800's....

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Memorial Plaques of the First World War

Memorial Plaque commemorating Lieutenant Angus Urquhart. Lieutenant Urquhart was a solicitor from Inverness who served with the 4th Battalion, Queen’s Own Cameron Highlanders during the First World War. He was killed in action on the 26th September 1915. Memorial...

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We have Piper products for sale which are made in Scotland and very popular and these would make a lovely gift for someone, these and other products can be seen in our online shop or you can phone 0131 310 8701 or pop in to the Museum shop...

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Escape from St Valery

Sergeant Alfred V Hubbard (centre) on his wedding day in 1944. Alfred Hubbard was helped to escape from St Valery by Frenchwoman, Madame Jeanne Joly-Vincent in 1940 when the 2nd Battalion, Seaforth Highlanders were captured. Madame Joly-Vincent looked after and helped...

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Your wedding should be one of the most unforgettable days of your life – so why not hold it at Fort George and The Highlanders’ Museum

Blue Hackle Room Hire

The Blue Hackle Rooms offer a unique location for weddings, functions, parties, lunches, meetings and corporate hospitality  in the heart of the Highlands.

The Collection

The Collection is probably the largest regimental display outside London. Founded over 60 years ago, the Museum houses more than 5,000 gallantry awards and campaign medals won by the fighting men of the Regiment, including 16 of the Regiment’s 22 Victoria Crosses.


The Highlanders’ Museum (Queen’s Own Highlanders Collection) archive covers the  The Highlanders (4 SCOTS), Seaforth Highlanders, Queen’s Own Cameron Highlanders, Queen’s Own Highlanders (Seaforth and Cameron’s), Lovat Scouts, Liverpool Scottish, and our overseas allied regiments from Canada, Australia, New Zealand and 7th (DOE) Gurkha Rifles.