Skye's Hidden Heritage was launched in 2015 in an attempt not only to deliver a virtual information point about Rubh' an Dùnain, but also to try to re-establish a community in an historic landscape which has been derelict for so long. Thousands from all over the world have already visited.
However, to continue to grow and thrive, any strong and vibrant community demands on-going friendship and support.
The MacAskills of Rubh' an Dùnain Society is actively engaged in trying to create a broad-based online community representing everyone who has an interest in this land – formally designated in 2017 as a national Historic Monument. Our vision is for Skye's Hidden Heritage to become the focus of Friends of Rubh' an Dùnain – a dynamic forward-looking virtual community, existing both online and offline, which will:
Repopulate the peninsula – online – with scientists, archaeologists, historians, students, school children, members of the MacAskill diaspora, Viking sailors – indeed anyone with an interest in the life, history and understanding of our lands. Demonstrate the relevance of timeless history within a contemporary landscape Become a tangible a reference point for the study of indigenous Gaelic tradition, from boat-building to language and culture Develop and extend social media interaction
Help foster West Highland tourism
Wherever you are, regardless of location, language or culture, please add your views below about the peninsula, its history, this website – but most importantly, how best we can realise our plan for the future of Rubh' an Dùnain.
If you feel you can assist this project we'd love to hear from you. Contact us HERE. We will not redistribute your details outside the Society without your permission.