Inverness Museum & Art GalleryCastle Wynd, Inverness, Inverness-shire, IV2 3EB
This was a rather nice small museum and gallery, tucked in at the foot of the castle mound. It manages to fit the whole period from when the earth had just started to cool, through to the week before last into two floors, concentrating on the Highlands. There’s an inevitable Pictish/Celtic slant throughout illustrated with a few quality finds from each location, period and racial grouping of your choice. We spent a wet morning there and managed to identify the snake we’d seen a few days earlier.
Bone die from Urquhart Castle, possibly loaded.
Viking sword charm or toy.
Shoe toggle and comb plate
This small copper alloy box with a miniature portrait of Bonnie Prince Charlie, painted in oils on a concealed ‘lid’ hidden beneath the outer kid of the box. It contains three ivory dice.
18th century powder horns
Horn cup with silver rim and mount, Robert Naughten (1786-1857)
Leather shoe sole and reproduction. Castle Street, Inverness
Tage, 18th century, leather on wood with iron nails.