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Recordkeeping Service of the Year 2024 – we need your vote!

Help needed! Highland Archive Service has been nominated for the Archives and Records Association ‘Recordkeeping Service of the Year’ award! The award will be decided by public vote, so we need your votes to win. If you have used one of our searchrooms, had your family tree created by our Family Historian, enjoyed Learn With… Read more »Read more

Closing the queer history gap

As part of Scotland’s Year of Stories (2022), Eden Court Highlands and the Highland Archive Service (High Life Highland) were awarded funding from Visit Scotland, the National Heritage Lottery Fund, and Museums Galleries Scotland for an inter-generational legacy project which sought to gather and permanently archive stories of the LGBTQ+ community in the Highlands &… Read more »Read more

High Life Highland’s archive service receives national accreditation

High Life Highland’s archive service has been nationally recognised for its work by being awarded accredited status by the National Archives. The accreditation panel commended the Highland Archive Service saying its archive centres are “of high quality, providing robust standards of protection for the collections” and provided “enviable facilities for public services”. Accreditation is the… Read more »Read more

Highland Archive Service Newsletter

The latest Highland Archive Service Newsletter (Dec 2021) is available to read here.  Please have a look to see what we’ve been up to and what we have coming up!Read more

Online Catalogues

After many months of hard work, we are delighted to officially announce the launch of the Highland Archive Service online catalogue. Until now, researchers wishing to find out more about our holdings have had to rely on printed catalogues available in our searchrooms, with our digital catalogue accessible only to staff. Now our extensive archive… Read more »Read more

Highland Archive Service Newsletter

Our latest newsletter is out, giving news from all four of our offices. Click below to read it: Highland Archive Service NewsletterRead more

Lochaber Archive Centre Reopening

We are pleased to announce that Lochaber Archive Centre will be reopening on Thursday 20th September, as the relocation of the archive collections to the new facility within Alexander Ross House (formerly Fort William Primary School) on Achintore Road, Fort William, is now complete. From Thursday 20th September, the Archive Centre will be open to… Read more »Read more

Lochaber Archive Centre Relocation

Lochaber Archive Centre in Fort William is temporarily closed in preparation for relocation. We are moving to new premises at Alexander Ross House, Achintore Road, Fort William and are planning to re-open in July 2018. While we move, unfortuantely we cannot provide any access to records or undertake any enquiries. We look forward to welcoming… Read more »Read more

New Archive Assistants at Highland Archive Centre

We would like to introduce you to our four new Archive Assistants at Highland Archive Centre. Alasdair MacDonald, Mhairi Jarvie, Fiona Mackenzie and Graeme MacLeod are currently learning the many aspects of working in an archive including answering enquiries, helping readers in the searchroom, being involved in events and, of course, coming to terms with… Read more »Read more

Highland Archive Service Newsletter July 2017

Our July 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