This blog is dedicated to exploring the history and archaeology of Dornoch and its neighbouring parishes. It is a collaboration between Historylinks museum and the Centre for History at the University of the Highlands and Islands, co-ordinated by Elizabeth Ritchie. Posts are written either by Elizabeth or by guest contributors. We do not claim to be all-knowing about the history of the area, so if you have a comment, a correction, or an additional point to make, then please do that in the comments section. We welcome discussion as we all explore the past in this region. Historylinks is Dornoch’s award winning museum. Check it out here: http://www.historylinks.org.uk/ The Centre for History has its base in Dornoch but has undergraduate students all over the Highlands and Islands, Masters students from across the world, and several PhD students. Check it out at http://www.history.uhi.ac.uk/ In the blog we discuss artefacts and documents stored by the museum; museum activities; the history and archaeology that is out and about in the district; and history-related events happening in the area. We are interested in every time period and in people, places and things within a twenty five mile radius of Dornoch, which incorporates south east Sutherand and north east Ross-shire. Come join us as we delve beneath the surface to explore how people used to live in this corner of Scotland’s Highlands and how the place has changed!