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Archive Service Gift Vouchers

If you are looking for a gift with a difference, why not consider a Gift Voucher from the Archive Service? Redeemable at any of our Centres for Archive or Family History Research, they can be used for one hour of research done by or with a member of staff. To find out more or if… Read more »Read more

Family History Gift Vouchers

Give the gift of ancestry this Christmas with our Family History vouchers. Each voucher entitles the holder to one hour of Family Histoy research, either in person with our Family Historian or remotely. For more information or to purchase vouchers, e-mail [email protected] or phone 01463 256433.Read more

Using School Records for Research

Our Highland School Records include Admission Registers, Log Books, Feu Charters and Minute Books. They come from hundreds of schools and school boards and management committees. They can also include photographs and other school documentation. You can use School Records for a variety of research purposes including finding out what lessons were taught as well… Read more »Read more

Using Poor Relief Records for Research

Poor Relief Records are an excellent resource if you are studying Highland welfare provision. They can also be very useful for researching a person listed as a pauper. The Poor Law Amendment (Scotland) Act of 1845 established Parochial Boards (later Parish Councils) in each parish. They administered funds for the poor, gradually removing the responsibility from the church. Those… Read more »Read more

Poor Relief Records

Poor Relief records are be the perfect resource if you are researching Highland welfare provision. They are also very useful for researching a person listed as a pauper. Poor Relief records held at the four Highland Archive Service Centres include Applications for Relief, Parochial Board Minute Books and General Registers of Poor.  Read more

Mining the Archives Exhibition

We were delighted to welcome participants, parents, teachers and members of the public to the Highland Archive Centre in Inverness on the evening of Tuesday 28th March for the launch of ‘Mining the Archives’ – a display of creative writing by adults and children inspired by archives. The readings, including several by Millburn Academy pupils, were… Read more »Read more

Highland Archive Service Newsletter Spring 2017

Our Spring 2017 Highland Archive Service Newsletter is out with updates from: Nucleus: The Nuclear and Caithness Archives Skye and Lochalsh Archive Centre Lochaber Archive Centre Highland Archive Centre, Inverness You can read the full newsletter online here.Read more

Highland Archive Service Newsletter

Our March 2017 Highland Archive Service Newsletter is out with updates from: Nucleus: The Nuclear and Caithness Archives Skye and Lochalsh Archive Centre Lochaber Archive Centre Highland Archive Centre, Inverness You can read the full newsletter online here.    Read more

First World War Centenary Study Day

Researching the Impact of the First World War on the Highlands and Islands A Free and Open Event Friday 10th March 2017, 10:30am – 4:30pm Highland Archive Centre, Inverness, IV3 5SS High Life Highland and the University of the Highlands and Islands are co-hosting this open and free study day with the First World War… Read more »Read more

Illustrated Talk on the Patersons of Beauly

We shall be hosting an illustrated talk at 7:30pm, Thursday 9th February 2017, at the Highland Archive Centre, Inverness on the following topic: The Patersons of Beauly: Centenary reflections on rifles, romance, shinty and WW1 Hugh Dan MacLennan and Margaret Mackay will take us into Highland communities one hundred years ago. Family history and lore, an autograph book, sporting… Read more »Read more