The Kinloch Historical Society are based in the newly refurbished Kinloch Community Hub on the A859, virtually half way between Tarbert and Stornoway, making it the perfect cafe and pit stop for those walking and cycling the Hebridean Way who are in need of some respite, and for motorists between Lewis and Harris who are looking to stretch their legs.
The Community Hub serves as a multi-purpose building for the benefit of all locals and visitors to Kinloch, boasting such facilities as a café, museum & archive, gift shop selling local handmade items, charity shop, and launderette, as well as hosting regular community events such as: cèilidh’s, community lunches, arts and crafts, heritage talks and much more. The society are also working in partnership with Clan Mackenzie to record their involvement with the island for nearly two hundred years, culminating in an International Clan gathering in August 2020. There is also onsite parking, and electric car charge point, disabled access and a bike rack. There is something for everyone at the Kinloch Community Hub!
Kinloch Historical Society was founded in 1983. The Society's aims are to promote, in the interests of social welfare and education, an active interest in the history, heritage and culture of the Kinloch area of the Isle of Lewis stretching from Airidhbhruach to Soval.
Kinloch Historical Society
Open all year
(1 Jan 2021 - 31 Dec 2021)
Museum Mon – Fri 10am – 4pm (we will open out with these times by request)
Charity Shop Tuesday, Thursday, Friday . 1pm - 4pmSaturday 10am – 4pm
Launderette Monday – Saturday 9.00am – 4.30pm
Offices/Archive Monday – Friday 10am – 4pm
Café Tuesday – Saturday 12am – 9pm. Run by Balallan Bistro Chef Rory Macdonald.
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