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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

Summer holidays – the diaries of schoolboy Malcolm Blane

In August 1903, 11 year old Malcolm Blane wrote an account of a tour he and his family undertook, taking in a steamer trip from Inverness to Oban via the Caledonian Canal and the return journey by train through Crianlarich, Calendar, Perth and Aberdeen to Nairn. After an overnight stay in Inverness, Malcolm Blane and his… Read more »Read more

Howden’s and Company, Inverness

Howden’s can trace its history to a Seed Shop opened by a Mr Fraser of Inverness in 1801, with its first advertising produced in 1808 and seed catalogues by the 1860s. The business moved from premises on the High Street, to a shop in Church Street and nurseries at Muirtown. The Church Street shop closed… Read more »Read more