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Nucleus: The Nuclear and Caithness Archives Opening 14th February
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We are very excited to announce that the Nuclear and Caithness Archives will be opening on St Valentine’s Day, Tuesday 14th February 2017. The brand new, state-of-the-art building will be home to the archives of the entire UK civil nuclear industry as well as the historical archives of the county of Caithness. It is designed to… Read more »Read more

Nuclear Archive Centre – Construction Progress
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The construction works on the new Nuclear and Caithness Archive Centre are advancing well and the building is really taking shape.  The steelwork is complete and all of the floor slabs have been poured. The roofing/cladding works are progressing and the mechanical and electrical trays are being installed to run and contain the cables throughout the… Read more »Read more

Volunteering with the Highland Archive Service
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Izzy Pritchard is one of the volunteers currently helping us catalogue our collections. We are pleased to offer volunteering opportunities to people like Izzy  who are considering following a career in archives. Izzy became interested in archives through researching her family’s history: she succeeded in tracing her ancestors back to various parts of the UK… Read more »Read more

Trainee of the Year
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Our Trainee Archivist Debbie was recently awarded Trainee of the Year at the Highland Council’s Quality Awards.  She took up her 4-year post in April 2014 and is studying for a MLitt in Archives and Records Management with the University of Dundee, through their distance learning programme. Debbie’s passion, commitment and imaginative use in promoting our… Read more »Read more

Christmas is coming!
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This fantastic picture is from the Highland Health Board Archive and was taken in the old Raigmore Hospital kitchen in Inverness, c.1950 and shows the time old tradition of stirring the Christmas pudding. (Ref: GB0232/HHB/99/3/3)Read more

Explore Your Archive
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This week 14-22 November is Explore Your Archive Campaign.  Look out for postings on our Facebook and Twitter pages and see what you can discover!Read more

The 1715 Jacobite Uprising
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We will be commemorating the 300th anniversary of the the 1715 Jacobite Uprising with a free event on Saturday 14th November. The speakers are Jim Miller, author and local historian who will present ‘Comforters of Rebellion’: Inverness in 1715 and Anne Fraser, Family Historian at Highland Archive Centre who will talk about ‘1715 – Highland Family Connections’. The… Read more »Read more

Highland Connections to Slavery, Saturday 17th October 1.30pm-4:00pm, Highland Archive Centre, Inverness
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This free event seeks to illustrate the extent to which Highland families were involved in the ownership of slaves and plantations in the Caribbean and the lasting impact of those connections. Lectures will be given by Dr David Alston: “’You have seen only the fortunate few’: Using behavioural economics to understand why Highland Scots accepted the… Read more »Read more

Doors Open Day, Highland Archive Centre, Inverness
Doors Open Day Sept 15

Uncover stories from the past at Highland Archive and Registration Centre, Inverness. The building, situated along the river from Bught Park is the state of the art home for the historic records of Inverness-shire, Nairn, Ross & Cromarty, and Sutherland; and contains archives which date from the 14th century to the present day, including records… Read more »Read more

Caithness Roadshow
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Caithness Archives Centre staff will be holding an open afternoon at Natural Retreats at John O’Groats on Saturday 1 August from 1.00-3.00pm, bringing with us a selection of old documents relating to Canisbay, Freswick and Mey. We’ll have police conviction books, school records, poor law records, old maps, and a variety of other archives on… Read more »Read more