Community Archive containing local history and The Scottish Horse Regiment records.
The Community Archive is situated in the Cross and welcomes locals and visitors to browse the collection of photographs, memorabilia and documents relating to Dunkeld's most interesting past, see the stories behind Dunkeld's history on our Interactive Screen, talk to the volunteers about our community in years gone by and shop for souvenirs from Dunkeld.
The records of The Scottish Horse are also kept in the archive and visitors are welcome who wish to research family members who were in the Regiment. Come and hear the story of the raising of the regiment in 1900 to fight in the Boer War, and their continued story through WWI and WWII until their amalgamation with the Fife and Forfar Yeomanry in 1956.
The Archive also have books relating to the Scottish Horse, local history and surveys of the graveyards in the area which will help with family history research.
The archive is run by volunteers and their only income is from your kind donations. They are happy to carry out research - Find out more here: http://www.historicdunkeld.org.uk
The Chapter House Museum, located in Dunkeld Cathedral, is a permanent local history exhibition telling the history of the town and the development of the reformed church. Mention is made of the connection with the Atholl Family and also notable local people; Niel Gow, the fiddler, Sir Donald Currie the benefactor and Beatrice Potter, the children’s author who spent summer holidays in Dunkeld and wrote the Story of Peter Rabbit there.
Whilst the Chapter House Museum is closed due to Covid, you can view our 'Virtual Museum' via our web site: http://www.historicdunkeld.org.uk