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Caithness Broch Centre

1st June 2013

Photograph of Caithness Broch Centre

Pride in past place.

Brochs have been part of the Caithness landscape since these dry stone towers were built uniquely in Scotland 2,000 years ago. Local people wanted to put community
at the heart of their story, in celebrating the broch builders and excavators and exploring how brochs instil a sense of place today.

The Caithness Archaeological Trust developed the Caithness Broch Centre in an old school close to Nybster Broch. The National Museums of Scotland has loaned
artefacts from past excavations to their place of finding.

We aimed to produce a high-quality exhibition to rival the best in Europe. Our partners
helped us to achieve it.

LEADER funding demonstrated a high percentage of leverage, allowing the project to go ahead. It ensured that the Centre remains rooted in the community, especially through the involvement of young people.

Through LEADER the Trust delivered interpretation and displays to the highest professional standards.

Appropriately the Centres opening in July 2009 was marked by a Community Open Day.

For more information on Highland LEADER, see
To request a copy of the new Revitalising Communities in the Highlands booklet please contact Planning and Development Service, The Highland Council, Glenurquhart Road, Inverness, IV3 5NX.

Caithness Brosh Centre web site -

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