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Highland Park Sagas and Stills - Examining the history of the Highland Park Distillery in Kirkwall

   Institute for Northern Studies

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  Prof D Heddle, Dr A Sanmark  No more applications being accepted  Funded PhD Project (Students Worldwide)

About the Project

This is a three year studentship on the history of the Highland Park Distillery in Kirkwall, Orkney, from earliest times to the present day. It is a joint initiative between the University of the Highlands and Islands and the Edrington Group, who own the Highland Park distillery.

This exciting collaboration between the University of the Highlands and Islands’ world leading Centre for Northern Studies and one of the most iconic whisky distilleries in Scotland will provide the researcher with a unique opportunity to gain not only academic skills but also skills in research impact articulation which is so important in today’s academic environment. To that end, the researcher will provide materials for a popular book, for the visitor’s centre, and for an exhibition. The researcher and the supervisory team will undertake staff training sessions for the distillery guides.

Application details
Closing date for applications: 30th September 2017 at 12pm UK time.

The project is expected to start on 1 November 2017.

Applicants must possess a minimum of an Honours degree at 2:1 and/or a Master’s Degree (or International equivalent) in a relevant subject.

To apply please complete the standard application form, attaching supporting documentation and send to: [Email Address Removed]

Funding Notes

The project will be part funded by the Edrington Group with £5000 per year for three years and part funded by UHI with £5000 per year for three years.


“'The North Wind Doth Blow': a new agenda for Northern Scottish Studies”. Anglistik: Journal of International English Studies 23. 2. 12

“The History of the Northern Periphery”, chapter in Northern Heritage, UHI Press, Inverness 2006
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