The Story of the Book

Newtonmore celebrated the Millennium not only with a torchlight procession, bonfire and fireworks but with something more permanent - a hand written and photographic record of (almost) everyone living in the village at the turn  of the century.

The entries are written on velum and beautifully bound in Scottish goat skin.  There are 3 volumes which are now kept at the Highland Folk Museum in Newtonmore.  A copy of the Book is available in the Centre.


We believe that apart from its intrinsic interest to the people of Newtonmore and their relatives at home and abroad, the Book will provide an interesting source of information about life in a small Highland village for future generations.