Cait McCullagh

Heriot-Watt University

Curating Heritage for Sustainable Communities in Highly Vulnerable Environments: The Case of Scotland's Northern Isles

Academic History:

2004 - 2005 MSt European Archaeology (Oxon) Distinction

2001 - 2004 BA Cultural Studies (Highlands & Islands) Distinction


Professor Ullrich Kockel, Intercultural Research Centre, Heriot-Watt University

Professor Donna Heddle, Centre for Nordic Studies, University of the Highlands & Islands

Dr Ian Tait, Shetland Museum & Archives

Research Interests:

  • Museology
  • Critical Heritage Studies
  • Sustainable Development
  • Ethnology
  • Anthropology
  • Human Ecologies
  • Maritime Heritages
  • Intangible Cultural Heritage
  • Environmental Learning Models
  • Object Led Research


SGSAH ARCS Studentship


McCullagh, C. and Mackenzie, A. 2010. ‘Road through Ross’ Discovery and Excavation Scotland vol 11, p 81.

Peteranna, M and McCullagh, C, 2010, Applecross Broch Community Archaeology Project: Excavation Summary and Preliminary Finds Discussion, Applecross: Applecross Archaeological Society.

McCullagh, C. 2006a, ‘Lios Mor, Collection Ceilidh: Building Community and Collecting Intangible Heritage’ A National Collections Development Strategy for Scotland’s Museums, Museums Galleries Scotland.

McCullagh, C. 2006b, ‘Out and About: Comann Eachdraidh Lios Mor, Museum and Heritage Centre’, Scotland’s Museums and Galleries Quarterly, 3.

McCullagh, C. 2005, ‘Lismore: the living traditions of people and place.’ Scottish Archaeological News, Issue 50.  


2004 Historic Scotland Student of the Year

2010 Alumnus of the Year, UHI

Contact Details:

Address: Intercultural Research Centre, School of Management & Languages, Heriot-Watt University, Orkney Campus, Old Academy, Back Road Stromness KW16 3AW


First published: 3 November 2016