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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

Thank you letters from Strontian Primary School!

In November, we welcomed a group from Strontian Primary School to look at some archives showing the history of their village. It was a great morning, they did a quiz where they answered some questions based on the documents we had out and also made tourism leaflets for Strontian. We recently received thank you letters… Read more »Read more

Commandos and WWII – West Highland Museum

The West Highland Museum & the Lochaber Archive are hosting a joint event in the Commando Room at the West Highland Museum. Come along and see demonstrations of close combat commando training as taught at Inverailort and Achnacarry from Paul MacDonald of MacDonald Armouries, Edinburgh. Explore archive material relating to Lochaber during the war. This… Read more »Read more

Latest News at LAC

It has been a busy summer so far for the Lochaber Archive Centre. Back in June we hosted an ‘Outlander Day’ with the West Highland Museum. The day began at the Museum with our attendees looking at their fascinating Jacobite collections followed by a large display of amazing documents dated from c1680s-1750s relating to the… Read more »Read more

Talk to the Lochaber Family History Society

In January, Community Engagement Officer Lorna Steele gave a talk to members of the Lochaber Family History Society. The talk covered some of the work of the Highland Archive Service, showing the types of activities we are involved in. It also covered the history of the Lochaber Archive Centre, and featured behind-the-scenes photos of the… Read more »Read more

Lochaber During World War I

To mark the centenary of the Armistice in 1918, Lochaber Archive Centre is hosting an exhibition of documents relating to the local area during World War I. Historic documents from soldiers fighting on the front lines will be featured, as well as documents showing the impact of the War on local life. This is a… Read more »Read more

Lochaber Archive Centre Open Day

We are pleased to announce that Lochaber Archive Centre will be reopening on 20th September, as the relocation of the archive collections to the new facility within Alexander Ross House (formerly Fort William Primary School) on Achintore Road, Fort William, is now complete. Ahead of the public re-opening we would like to invite you to… Read more »Read more

Lundavra Primary School Visit

Lochaber Archive Centre was recently visited by 49 pupils from Lundavra Primary School who were studying the Jacobites. Community Engagement Officer Lorna Steele and Archive Assistant Fiona MacKenzie told the pupils about the Jacobites using original documents from the Cameron of Locheil collection. Based on a cypher used by the Jacobites, the pupils made their own codes and cyphers by deciding what things were… Read more »Read more

Easter Public Holiday Closure

The Lochaber Archive Centre will be closed on Friday 30th March 2018 for the Easter public holiday. We will be open as normal on Friday 6th April at 10am.Read more