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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

Creative Writing Event 2016

Creative Writing Event 2016  Calling all aspiring authors! Are you interested in Highland history and culture? Do you enjoy creating short stories, poems or illustrations? Do you want to be part of an exhibition? The Highland Archive Centre cares for thousands of historic documents.  These are full of both well-known and long-forgotten stories from hundreds of… Read more »Read more

Working with Highland One Stop Shop

The staff of the Highland Archive Service are continually exploring ways of making new links with groups and organisations across the Highlands, to promote the work of the service and to spread the word about the wonderful collections of records available for research. We are consequently really pleased to have developed a good relationship over… Read more »Read more

Family History and the Future

We regularly run classes in- house at our archive centres for members of the public, the subjects varying  from looking  after old photographs, to exploring original archives sources or researching family trees. There is also these days  a growing  demand for the last mentioned to be delivered at external venues: we have recently delivered Family… Read more »Read more

WW1 Moss Gatherers

This year will see the centenary of the Battle of the Somme. Many Highlanders fell in the battle or died afterwards of their wounds, over 70 men from Skye and Lochalsh alone. In those far off days dressings for wounds were often still made from the traditional material of sphagnum moss. Here you can see… Read more »Read more

Need an idea for a present?

Every year in the run up to Christmas, the office of Anne Fraser, our Family Historian, takes on the appearance of Santa’s workshop as she makes finishing touches to the Family Trees and Reports she’s been commissioned to put together as presents. Anne has been researching and compiling Family Trees for members of the public… Read more »Read more

Hidden in the Highlands: The lair of the lion tamer

A song sung at a Perth music festival has led Edinburgh based singer-songwriter Dean Owens to make a poignant pilgrimage to an Inverness cemetery, to see for the first time the last resting place of his great great grandfather – the lair of the lion tamer. Dean Owens wrote “Dora” – a track from his… Read more »Read more

Discovering Long Lost Cousins

The Highland Archive Service has had a busy old time during the last few months welcoming visitors from all parts of the globe. The exodus of people from the Highlands in centuries gone by has resulted in millions of people in many countries of the world having Highland roots. In the summer time many people… Read more »Read more