We work in partnership with Universities and other bodies on specific projects.

Presently we are involved in the Clan Mackenzie/Seaforth Project with Clan Mackenzie, UHI, and the Royal Regiment of Scotland. This involves researching the history of the Mackenzie’s who came to Lewis in 1610 and shortly afterward established a stronghold in our locality at Loch Seaforth – and thereafter created the Seaforth Regiment.

To see projects we have already completed, please visit our Project Archive by clicking the button below.

Clan Mackenzie / Seaforth Project

The project seeks to research, document, and highlight this important period in the area’s history and use the information to create a unique visitor attraction, in an area that is rurally isolated.

Gaelic Project

Kinloch Historical Society aims to preserve the history of the district for future generations.

The Society has embarked on a video project which tells the story of a generation which has seen more changes than any other previous generation.

Most of the videos, which will be seen over the coming months, are in the language of the people since the time of the Second World War, Gaelic.

They will tell the story of the different villages in Kinloch and people’s memories of a place that has seen considerable changes over the last 80 years.

Viewers will also hear how some travelled to many far off places as well as those whose home has always been in Kinloch.

The Kinloch of yesteryear, a repository of the district’s history, as spoken by the people of Kinloch.

This project is being undertaken with assistance from Bòrd na Gàidhlig.

Other Services

The Society is active in promoting the heritage and genealogy of the Kinloch area, by researching, recording, and conserving the oral history, oral tradition, heritage, genealogy, and culture of the area. Additionally, we provide the following:
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