Caithness Archive Centre

Tasglann Ghallaibh

As part of the Highland Archive Service, the Caithness Archive Centre, Wick, is responsible for collecting, preserving and making locally accessible archives relating to the history of the county of Caithness.

The archives date from 1589 to the present day and consist of documents in different formats including charters, minute books, correspondence, maps, photographs and plans.

If you are interested in tracing your Caithness ancestors, discovering the history of your house, looking at old maps of the county, or just browsing through several hundred years of history, you will find a warm welcome.

Services available

The public searchroom in Wick Library is open to all, free of charge.

There is currently no direct disabled access to the searchroom but there is access to the library and archives can be taken there for consultation provided sufficient archive staff are available. Please use the contact details above to enquire about this service.

On street parking is available on Sinclair Terrace.

Upcoming Activities

Mon - 10:00 - 13:00; 14:00 - 17:00
Tue - 10:00 - 13:00; 14:00 - 17:00
Wed - Closed
Thur - 10:00 - 13:00; 14:00 - 17:00
Fri - 10:00 - 13:00; 14:00 - 17:00
Sat - Closed
Sun - Closed
Wick Library Sinclair Terrace WICK KW1 5AB