Travelling the Archive – Guide Booklet

TRAVELLING THE ARCHIVE | Uncovering memory in Kyleakin with the Joan Wilcock Collection

To coincide with the outdoor exhibition a souvenir booklet was produced, acting as a tangible accompaniment to the memories shared through the photos – highlighting the contrast between the past and present landscape.  The booklet design took inspiration from a guide to Kyleakin that was originally available in the village in the 1960s, and possibly used by Miss Wilcock herself during her trips to Skye.

A guidebook with a difference… is introduced by ATLAS Director Emma Nicolson who recalls how Travelling the Archive came to be conceived, and closes with an artist’s memory, that of Will MacLean one of Scotland’s leading and highly regarded contemporary artists. MacLean’s parents left Kyleakin in 1944 and he acknowledges how much his visits as a child influenced his own creativity and pride in his heritage.

Please see the digital version of the booklet above. If you would like a hard copy, these are available along with a memory walk map from project collaborators Kyleakin Local History Society: The Bright Water Centre, Kyleakin Connections and Nice Cafe, Kyleakin Post Office, Castle Moil Stores, Harry’s Cafe – all in Kyleakin, Isle of Skye. Copies can also be found as reference material in the Skye and Lochalsh Archive Centre Portree, Isle of Skye.