This talk will examine the original specimen from the WHM Collection (which will be on display for you to see!). Peter will compare it with similar old patterns from Lochaber and the West Coast, and explore how the base design was been the basis for a number of later clan tartans. It is sure to be a fascinating event, and we hope you can join us!

The event is being held in person at the West Highland Museum, Fort William, and also being streamed online via Zoom.

To book ONLINE please continue to use Art Tickets to buy you ticket, a joining link for Zoom will be sent in your confirmation email.

To book IN-PERSON please contact the museum by either phone (01397 702169) or email (

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West Highland Museum

Cameron Square, Fort William, Highlands and Islands, PH33 6AJ

01397 702169


Opening times

Monday - Friday: 10am-4.30pm. (last admission: 4.00pm)

Saturday: 10.30am - 1.30pm (last admission: 1.00pm)

Saturday (August & September): 10.30am - 4.30pm (last admission 4.00pm)

You may be asked to wait outside for a short at busier times. A traffic light entry system is in place at the front door.

Hand sanitisers available on both floors and an increased cleaning rota has been implemented. Screens are installed at the till.

We have a one way route around the musuem laid out with floor based directional arrows.

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