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Archive Classes

Twice a year, the Highland Archive Centre runs a series of Archive Classes that are about to start again at the end of January. The Archives for Beginners series is a set of six classes that run once a week for six weeks. The aim of the classes is to provide an opportunity for you… Read more »Read more

Festive Opening Hours

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Old Inverness Day

On Saturday 17th November, 11am – 3pm, the Highland Archive Centre is hosting a drop-in exhibition of documents relating to the history and development of Inverness. Historic records of the town’s churches, schools, families and businesses will be on display, as well as family trees and other information. No booking is required for this event…. Read more »Read more

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