The Community Archive


To commemerate the part played by the Scottish Horse at the Battle of Galipoli there is transcript of relevant records available to purchase for £2, there is a publication page on the Dunkeld Cathedral web site.

The Community Archive, situated in a  building at the Cross, Dunkeld, welcomes locals and visitors to browse the collection, view displays and talk to the volunteers about our community in years gone by. The records of The Scottish Horse Regiment  are also kept in the archive and we welcome visitors who wish to research family members who were in the Regiment, please get intouch to make an appointment. The Scottish Horse Museum closed in 1999, some artifacts are kept at the Fife and Forfar Yeomanry Museum in Cupar  Fife.  If you have a Scottish Horse enquiry go to the Dunkeld Cathedral web site and follow the links to the Archive enquiry form

The archive is run by volunteers and we do make a small charge for research. We also have booklets covering the local graveyards which will help with family history research, if you go to the Dunkeld Cathedral  web site and follow the links there are forms for you to fill in making it easier to make enquires.

We are still looking for memorabilia from the First World War to put on display any items with a conection to the area are welcome. A new project is looking into the shops in Dunkeld and Birnam, we are trying to build a record of the different incarnations of the shops, for example The Sweet Shop, 28 Atholl Street, was a fishmonger in the 1920's and is now an antique shop, do you have any memories or photgraphs?                                                                            

> Photographs of school, work and leisure
> Scrapbooks of local events

> Minutes of local organisations 

> Records of the local regiment, The Scottish Horse, including photographs.
> Information on shops and business
> Maps and plans of the area

We welcome donation of items about Birnam, Dunkeld, Amulree, Butterstone, Dalguise, Dowally, Caputh and Murthly.

We are open Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays 10-12 all year.

Links to other sites of interest:

The Black Watch Museum

Blair Castle

Dunkeld Cathedral  Information on the Cathedral and Museum and Archive

Perth Museum


12, The Cross

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Dunkeld Cathedral

Phone: 01350 727786