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Deposited Index

If you’re curious about some of the privately deposited collections we hold from individuals, families, businesses, clubs, societies, have a look at our Deposited Index. In the Index collections are organised by topic so whatever subject you’re interested in you can see if we hold a collection about it. Don’t forget that some collections aren’t… Read more »Read more

Autumn/Winter Season at the Highland Archive Centre

We’ve got a wide variety of exciting events coming up for our Autumn/Winter season at the Highland Archive Centre: Associationalism, Empire and the Archive of the Caledonian Societies of Kenya and Zanzibar (Public Lecture) 80 Years of Broadcasting the Camanachd (illustrated talk) Voices through the Centuries (dramatic monologue readings and display of original archives) Salvona the… Read more »Read more

Report from Conservation Open Day, 24th August

We had a very successful Conservation Open Day at the Highland Archive Centre on Thursday, 24th August. Fifteen attendees spent the day with two members of staff from High Life Highland’s Conservation Service – Richard Aitken (Senior Conservator) and Jeanette Pearson, (Conservation Officer). The morning started with a Document and Handling Session which included materials available for packaging… Read more »Read more

Door Open Day at the Highland Archive Centre, 2nd Sept 2017

We’re excited to be participating in Doors Open Days again this year – pop in any time on Saturday 2nd September, between 11am-4pm, to see a display of archives from the collections or book on one of the three behind-the-scenes guided tours. Tour times: 11:30am, 1pm and 2.30pm (maximum of 20 people per tour). Please… Read more »Read more

SINDEX Tartan Index

The SINDEX Tartan Index (Ref. HCA/D108/1/4/1) is a very interesting item in our Tartan Archive, D108. SINDEX (short hand for Sett index) is a filing system containing information for respective tartans recorded on a single card. Included are a colour strip, the tartan name, and the ‘sett-log’ or ‘slog’, an indexing code providing information on the pivots of… Read more »Read more

Relive Your Sporting Memories with YouTime

Our next High Life Highland YouTime event to be held at the Highland Archive Centre is on Wednesday 28 June 2017, 2.00 – 3.30 pm.  ‘Sports’ is the theme and we invite you to come along, share your own sporting memorabilia and enjoy viewing associated images, documents and artefacts from Am Baile (the Highland History and Culture… Read more »Read more

Who Do You Think You Are? LIVE

On 6th April 2017, Family Historian, Anne Fraser, and Archive Assistant, Lorna Steele represented the Highland Archive Service at Who Do You Think You Are? Live at the NEC in Birmingham. They were sharing the stall of the Scottish Council on Archives, a charitable body which works to represent all archives in Scotland.  It was a… Read more »Read more

Speaking Out Exhibition

Speaking Out: Recalling Women’s Aid in Scotland Exhibition at Highland Archive Centre, 7th March – 1st April To celebrate and mark the 40th anniversary of Scottish Women’s Aid, Speaking Out is gathering the unique stories of people involved with Women’s Aid throughout the years. This collaboratively curated exhibition features oral history recordings alongside material from… Read more »Read more

Museum Information Exchange Day

Last Friday, our Museum Information Exchange Day was the perfect end to the week. We enjoyed sharing information with fifteen representatives from independent museums throughout the Highlands We found out what the independent museums hold in their collections and they discovered what we have here at the Highland Archive Centre. This valuable knowledge exchange will enable us… Read more »Read more

Speaking Out Exhibition – Highland Archive Centre

Speaking Out: Recalling Women’s Aid in Scotland Exhibition at Highland Archive Centre, 7th March – 1st April To celebrate and mark the 40th anniversary of Scottish Women’s Aid, Speaking Out is gathering the unique stories of people involved with Women’s Aid throughout the years. This collaboratively curated exhibition features oral history recordings alongside material from… Read more »Read more