Highland Archive Service collects, conserves and makes accessible records which reflect the history and diversity of the Scottish Highlands and its inhabitants for the benefit of present and future generations.
We aim to make the collections in our care as widely accessible as possible, in the welcoming and inclusive searchrooms at our Archive Centres, through modern digital channels and through an active community engagement programme, enhancing opportunities in culture, learning, leisure, health and wellbeing.
We have four centres covering the Highland region in Caithness, Inverness, Lochaber and Skye and Lochalsh. The archives held at these centres are the records of official bodies, businesses, societies and individuals and are a unique records of our Highland past. They date from the 14th century to the present day and include records of schools, poor relief, churches, businesses and family and estate papers. Your are welcome to consult the archives during opening hours and staff will be on hand to assist you. We are also available to undertake research on your behalf if you are not able to visit one of our centres (charges apply).
To find out more about the individual archive centres click on the images below:
We do not charge for visiting our centres or joining in with most of our activities and events, but Highland Archives Service is a charity and we rely on your donations to support our work. If you would like to make a donation to any of our archive centres, or our history and heritage website Am Baile, click on a button below to take you to our donation pages.
Thank you for your support.