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One of our most popular exhibits is our recreation of Farquhar Macrae's shop in Melvaig, which includes the sign, shop counter, scales, and many original boxed items from shop stock . The last invoice for Mr Macrae, held in our archive, is dated 11th March 1949 and was from Kay Bros. (Warehouse) Ltd in Manchester for a variety of haberdashery items such as hair grips, safety pins, dress combs and shoe laces. The shop fittings and archival documentation mainly date from the 1940s, and some of the sweets pre-date the rationing period for confectionery which began on 16th July 1942.

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Gairloch Heritage Museum

Achtercairn • Gairloch • Ross-shire • IV21 2BP

Curator Dr. Karen Buchanan (Thompson)

tel 01445 712287