Staffin in the north east corner of the Isle of Skye is truly special place. It's not just remarkable for it's 19-mile inland cliff and extraordinary dinosaur remains but it is also one of the country's ecomuseums.
An Taobh Sear (east side) as it's known in Gaelic is home to about 500 people and attracts thousands of visitors each year to some of Skye's most famous landmarks - Kilt Rock, The Quiraing, and the Old Man of Storr. These famous sites and some lesser-known ones have been clustered in an outdoor museum called Druim nan Linntean or 'ridge of ages' in reference to the extraordinary geological, natural and human history of the area.
Since 2018, we have been working on redeveloping the ecomuseum site interpretation in collaboration with the Staffin Community Trust, the local community and our design partners Lateral North.
The brief from the community in Staffin was to work with them to tell stories about their lives, Gaelic language and culture and to encourage visitors to spend more time in their community.
The project is another chance to work collaboratively using parallel languages - Gaelic and English - just as we have done before in the Isle of Lewis and St Kilda.