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Insights into the Parish of Farr

The Highland Archive Service writes regular articles for a variety of newspapers across the Highlands. Here is a extract from our latest Northern Time article about the parish of Farr in Sutherland. The 2nd Statistical Account, written in 1834, describes Farr with these words: “The parish is about forty English miles long, from Baligill in the… Read more »Read more

Highland Archive Service Newsletter

Our latest newsletter is out, giving news from all four of our offices. Click below to read it: Highland Archive Service Newsletter To get the newsletter direct to your inbox, sign up to our mailing list.Read more

Engagement at HARC in 2019…

During 2019 at HARC we have run lots of events, group visits, school events, classes and more, as well as our normal public service. In 2019 we have run – 10 sets of classes – Archives for Beginners and Family History for Beginners Classes run twice a year every year at HARC but we also… Read more »Read more

HARC’s 10th Anniversary!

On the 23rd November 2019, from 11 – 4pm the Highland Archive Centre will host an event to mark the 10th anniversary of the building. Archives from our collections will be on display alongside a range of creative written and art work produced by school children, inmates at HMP Inverness and others in response to… Read more »Read more

Doors Open Day

The Highland Archive Centre is taking part in Doors Open Day this year, on the 31st August! Get in touch with us for more information.Read more

Evening Talks at HARC in April & May

Through April and May the Highland Archive Centre is holding a series of talks looking at records in our collections. Crime & Punishment Records, 17th April 6:00pm-7:00pm Talk about the many fascinating items in the Highland Archive Centre’s collections which look at the history of crime and punishment in the Highlands, including the historic records of… Read more »Read more

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