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Archive Update – 10th July 2020

All of our archive centres currently remain closed to the public, however we are busy preparing to welcome you back. This will happen in a phased way from late summer 2020.

Our team is working hard planning and preparing for the gradual return of our staff and customers. This means that you will notice different procedures in place when you visit, all of which are designed firmly with safety in mind – our key priority being the safety of all those using our buildings.

We aim to begin our re-opening programme from late summer and will update our social media channels and website with more details as this begins. We will upload a welcome video for each facility shortly, to let you see some of the changes to the way you navigate the site and some of the measures in place to assist with social distancing etc., from when you arrive until you leave the building.

Until we are able to welcome you back in person we will continue to monitor our email and telephone messages, where we are able to do so, and we will respond to essential enquiries where possible.

We continue to offer our Family History 1-1 Consultation Service both remotely, by email, and online via Skype. To book an appointment please contact [email protected] in the first instance and we will be in touch to discuss your requirements in more detail.

Throughout the summer we will continue to run our series of ‘Learn with Lorna’ weekly talks which will be available across all our Facebook channels as well as on HLH’s You Tube channel.

We are also planning to offer a series of online archive and family history classes and will update our social media channels and website with more details when these are ready to launch.

In the meantime…

To find out more about our services and collections you can visit:

Our website: www.highlifehighland.com/archives-service/

Our Facebook pages:

Highland Archive Centre  https://www.facebook.com/highlandarchives/

Skye and Lochalsh Archive Centre https://www.facebook.com/skyearchives/

Lochaber Archive Centre https://www.facebook.com/LochaberArchiveCentre/

Nucleus: The Nuclear and Caithness Archives https://www.facebook.com/nucleuscaithnessarchive/

Our Twitter page: https://twitter.com/HLHArchives

You can also continue to browse a selection of digital images from the collections via Am Baile, our Highland heritage and culture website. Many of our family history resources are available via ScotlandsPeople, and for the latest updates on access to ScotlandsPeople Network contact, [email protected]

We respectfully ask for your patience and understanding during this time and we look forward to welcoming you back into our centres when we are able to do so.