Hossack Institute of Highland History


The Hossack Institute of Highland History was launched at the Ceilidh Hossack in Inverness on July 31, 2010. It is named in honour of the late Mary and Hughie Hossack. A virtual presence was complemented in 2015 by a physical building, Hossack House, in the Merkinch area of the city where the Hossack family lived historically. During its time the Hossack Institute supported community engagement in the Merkinch, and the broader study of Scottish Labour and History. The final research engagement supported by the Institute is the study of Scots Herring Girls, led by Jill de Fresnes. The Hossack Institute completed this phase of its mission and closed on September 1, 2022.