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When the word was God:

The Museum holds a unique collection relating to Victorian and Edwardian pastimes and education, including sporting equipment, card games and books.

We also hold an extensive library housing one of the largest and most significant collections of highland literature and periodicals in existence, including the item shown here – a Gaelic Bible dating from 1797.

The family bible was considered central to the household life of many western islanders at this time, and a large proportion of the islanders would have spoken only Gaelic. The museum holds examples of gaelic bibles from the mid-18th century to the 19th century.