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History of Highland Healthcare

To mark the 70th anniversary of the NHS, the Highland Archive Centre is proud to host, in collaboration with NHS Highland, an event showcasing the long history of healthcare in the Highlands. The programme of the day is as follows: 1:00pm: Talk by Dr David Alston (Historian and Chair of NHS Highland) 1:45-2:00pm: Break 2:00pm:… Read more »Read more

Doors Open Day 2018

On Saturday 1st September, 11am – 4pm, come and discover what happens at the Highland Archive and Registration Centre! Get a behind-the-scenes tour to see where the documents are cared for and stored, see an exhibition of archives relating to the history of engineering in the Highlands, ‘Ask the Experts’ your Family History and Conservation questions,… Read more »Read more

School’s Out!

The summer holidays are upon us! As part of High Life Highland’s School’s Out programme, the Highland Archive Centre is running three children’s activities over the holidays – Castles, Battles and Prisoners, Story Dice and Young History Detectives. Castles, Battles and Prisoners – Thursday 12th July, 10am – 12pm, ages 8 – 13 The Highland… Read more »Read more

Upcoming Events at HARC

The above is the programme of events coming up at the Highland Archive Centre from April – June 2018. On Monday April 23rd, High Life Highland and UHI are co-hosting a free study day in collaboration with the First World War Centenary Partnership, led by Imperial War Museums, Gateways to the First World War, Living… Read more »Read more

Clan Chattan and the Jacobites

To coincide with commemorations at Culloden Battlefield, Highland Archive Centre is delighted to host a special display on Saturday 14th April 1pm – 4pm. Open to everyone, we welcome you to come and view records relating to Jacobite activity in the Highlands and documents including various names found within Clan Chattan. No booking is required. This… Read more »Read more

Easter Public Holiday Closure

The Highland Archive Centre will be closed on Friday 30th March and Monday 2nd April. We will re-open on Tuesday 3rd April at 10amRead more

Successful Doors Open Day 2017

We had a very successful Doors Open Day 2017 on Saturday, 2nd September welcoming 117 visitors through our doors to enjoy a taste of what’s on offer in archives. There was advice from our conservation and family history experts, behind-the-scene tours, display of historic Highland sporting material from Am Baile (the Highland History & Culture… 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

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

Conservation Open Day, 24 August 2017

High Life Highland Conservation Service offers a range of services, advice and training. We specialise in: Conservation, stabilisation, cleaning, re-construction and repair of archaeological and historic artefacts including ceramics, metals, wood and organic materials. Bookbinding and repair of volumes, parchment, paper, seals, maps, plans and photographs. Advice on suitable packaging including custom-made boxes and folders,… Read more »Read more