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Successful Doors Open Day 2017
Doors Open Day 2017 Featured

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
Highland Archive Centre, Inverness

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
Doors Open Day 2017 Poster

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
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

Nicol/Macbain Family Reunion Group
Nicol-Macbain Reunion Group Friday 7 July 2017 (1)

On Friday 7th July 2017 we were delighted to welcome members of the Nicol/Macbain Family Reunion Group to the Highland Archive Centre. Over the course of their visit the group enjoyed a talk by Family Historian, Anne Fraser, and a behind the scenes tour led by Archivist, Christine Wood. There was also an exhibition of… Read more »Read more

‘ArchI’ve Preserved and Conserved’ at House of Lords
Richard Aitken at ArchI’ve Preserved and Conserved June 2017

On Tuesday 27th June 2017, Richard Aitken ACR, Senior Conservator at the Highland Archive Centre, attended the launch of Archi’ved, Preserved and Conserved. The Archi’ve Preserved and Conserved awareness campaign took place with kind permission at the House of Lords, and was sponsored by the co-Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Archives and History, Lord Clark… Read more »Read more

Augsburg Student Work Exchange Visit
Augsburg Students at the Highland Archive Centre May 2017 (2)

What a great fortnight we had in May with Michael Wunderle and Jennifer Zeuke (pictured above), and Andre Macho and Nicole Ryvkin (pictured below) who were all taking part in The Highland Council’s Augsburg Work Exchange Visit. The students are apprentices studying Business Administration in Augsburg, Germany. They are just four of twenty exchange students on the two-week placement… Read more »Read more

Inverness Classic Vehicle Show
Inverness Classic Vehicle Show May 2017 (3)

What a great day we had on Saturday 13th May at the ninth Inverness Classic Vehicle Show. Our friends from Inverness BID helped us put up our tent at Falcon Square, the weather was kind and it was fantastic to see the city centre buzzing. We chatted to lots of people including car enthusiasts, visitors and… Read more »Read more

Mining the Archives Film
Mining the Archives Exhibition Highland Archive Centre 28-03-17 (2)

‘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
Mining the Archives Exhibition Highland Archive Centre 28-03-17 (2)

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