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Mining the Archives Film

‘Mining the Archives’ gave adults and children the opportunity to visit the Highland Archive Centre (in person or online), view a range of archives and use them as inspiration for creative writing. Over 230 people took part and submissions were received from people of all ages, including pupils from St Joseph’s RC Primary School, Inverness… Read more »Read more

Mining the Archives Exhibition Launch

We were delighted to welcome participants, parents, teachers and members of the public to the Highland Archive Centre on the evening of Tuesday 28th March for the launch of ‘Mining the Archives’ – a display of creative writing by adults and children inspired by archives. The readings, including several by Millburn Academy pupils, were thought-provoking and… Read more »Read more

Mining the Archives Exhibition

In November 2016, the Highland Archive Centre in Inverness invited adults and children to view a range of archives and use them as inspiration for creative writing. Over 230 people of all ages took part. As a result of this, we would be delighted if you were able to join us at the Highland Archive Centre in… Read more »Read more

Illustrated Talk on the Patersons of Beauly

We shall be hosting an illustrated talk at 7:30pm, Thursday 9th February 2017, at the Highland Archive Centre, Inverness on the following topic: The Patersons of Beauly: Centenary reflections on rifles, romance, shinty and WW1 Hugh Dan MacLennan and Margaret Mackay will take us into Highland communities one hundred years ago. Family history and lore, an autograph book, sporting… Read more »Read more

Creative Writing Event – Deadline Extended

We’ve extended the deadline for our Creative Writing Event until Monday 9th January 2017! If you’re interested in Highland history and culture and enjoy creating short stories, poems or illustrations there are still a few days to submit an entry. It couldn’t be easier – simply explore our online selection of documents as inspiration and email your entry. You could be part… Read more »Read more

Festive Opening Hours

Opening hours for the Highland Archive Centre over the holiday period Family History Centre 22nd Dec: 10am – 5pm 23rd Dec: 10am – 4pm 24th Dec – 3rd Jan: Closed 4th Jan: 10am – 7.30pm Archive Centre 22nd Dec: 10am – 5pm 23rd Dec – 3rd Jan: Closed 4th Jan: 10am – 7.30pmRead more

World War One: The Home Front in the Highlands, 1916

There will be an event at the Highland Archive Centre on Saturday 12 November 2016 from 11:00am – 3:00pm looking at what life was like at home during 1916.  By means of a timeline, discover the stories of Highland communities living in a protected area during 1916 as told through original archives.  There will be a display… Read more »Read more

Archives for Beginners Classes

  High Life Highland’s Archive Service will be running the next six-week session of their popular Archives for Beginners classes starting on Friday 21 October, from 10:00-12:00 at the Highland Archive Centre, Inverness. The classes are designed for people who are new to archive research and want to find out more about the work of… Read more »Read more

Chisholm of Chisholm archives

The papers are of the Chiefs of Clan Chisholm who held land in Stathglass, Glen Affric and Glen Cannich (their main seat being at Comar). There was originally a large collection of these papers, an inventory of which was made by Jean Munro (Clan Chisholm Historian) in 1992.  Sometime after Jean Munro’s inventory was compiled… Read more »Read more