New PhD will explore history of North Coast 500 region

Glen Docherty in Wester Ross. Photo credit: Steve Carter
Glen Docherty in Wester Ross. Photo credit: Steve Carter

The University of the Highlands and Islands has opened applications for a new PhD opportunity that explores the history of the North Coast 500 region.

The successful candidate will document stories and information about heritage sites, objects and landscapes around the North Highlands to develop a new digital app for tourists.

It is a fully-funded, three year studentship based in the North Coast 500 office.

Dr Iain Robertson, from the University of the Highlands and Islands’ Centre for History said: “Since its launch in 2015, the North Coast 500 has gained a global reputation and transformed tourism across large parts of the Highlands. Many visitors have expressed a desire to learn more about Highland history.

“Our studentship will draw together expertise from local organisations, the Centre for History and the North Coast 500 team to help update the ways the public can experience Highland heritage by bringing it into the digital age.”

 

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