The Story Of the Insch Connection Museum

In November 1992 the article (below) appeared in the local press. It stated that ScotRail was likely to demolish the four room traditional station building.

A local group had rented a room in the station building, but had discovered it was in a poor condition. By March 1993 it was decided to repair and retain the building, led by Gordon District Council.


In November 1995 European Union Funding had been obtained, and the possible use for the building as a local museum was discussed. 

In April 1996 a Management Committee of five Trustees had been appointed and was looking for information on the history of the station building and the social and cultural history of the village and immediate surrounding area.



The opening, by  Mr William Taylor took place on Saturday 13th December, 1997, and on Sunday 14th December, 1997, the Insch Connection was opened to the public from 10am until 4pm.


We have an annual exhibition from April to October, and details of all past exhibitions have been collated into albums.    

In addition information about aspects of local life and about the people and the area has been recorded.  


So despite the small size of the building, it contains many photographs of local interest, a substantial range of artefacts and archive material, more than 7000 entries are searchable on our computer system.