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Please note that the Archive Searchroom is closed on Fridays BUT the Family History Centre is open.
Highland Archive CentreMonday, September 25th, 2017 5:01pm
One of the many exciting events we have coming up over the next few weeks is "Voices through the Centuries" (part of NessBookFest) when local drama students will perform monologues based on amazing documents within our collections. The event, on 6th October, is free and all are very welcome. To book please visit https://nessbookfest.wordpress.com/ or contact the Highland Archive Centre. We look forward to seeing you there!
Highland Archive CentreFriday, September 22nd, 2017 4:54pm
Today was the last in our current series of Family History classes. Having spent the last three Fridays looking at Statutory Records, Census Entries and Old Parish Registers (and learning from the skills of our Family Historian, Anne Fraser), the class today looked at a number of other resources that can be found at the Highland Archive Centre. They are seen here with Registrar Margaret Hood, who was giving an introduction to the ScotlandsPeople network, which can be accessed here at HARC. We had a great time with the class and look forward to the next series!
Highland Archive CentreWednesday, September 20th, 2017 7:36pm
Today we take a peek in D150, this poster by Comunn na Gaidhlig (D150/3) shows how the levels of Gaelic speaking has changed over time.
Highland Archive CentreMonday, September 18th, 2017 4:02pm
A busy time coming up with lots of events taking place at Highland Archive Centre. Please contact us for further information on any of our upcoming events - we hope to see you there!
Highland Archive CentreMonday, September 11th, 2017 4:45pm
Our final September programme from our 'Friends of Eden Court' collection is Shakespeare’s 'The Taming of the Shrew', performed at Eden Court Theatre and Cinema by the Medieval Players in September 1985. It is described in the programme (HCA/D145/3/10) as “…probably being written in 1589 and belongs firmly in the great popular traditions of entertainment, carnival and burlesque…reserving its mockery for those who overstep the bounds of acceptable behaviour…and applauding those with energy enough to ridicule the dull ways of everyday life.” The Medieval Players moved on from Inverness to Edinburgh and thence to southern England.