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Wick Harbour Trust

Join us on Thursday 27th June – 1pm to 2.30pm we will be taking a look at a very different collection: the records of Wick Harbour Trust. This fascinating collection dates from 1829 almost to the present day, and offers a detailed history of Wick Harbour. We will be looking at minute books of the Trust,… Read more »Read more

Caithness Collections

On Thursday 30th May – 1pm to 2.30pm we will be taking a look at a selection of historic school records. Admission registers record every child’s progress through school. School log books are a diary of school life and a wonderful source of information, showing us how different education was for our grandparents and great-grandparents…. Read more »Read more

Northern Constabulary the early years

Northern Constabulary in the early years 1840’s – 1920’s with a brief journey into the WWII War Incident Files There will be a talk and presentation of documents at Nucleus on Thursday 25th April (tomorrow, sorry for the short notice) starting at 1 pm lasting around 11/2 hours . I will give a short talk… Read more »Read more

Caithness International Science Festival

As part of the Caithness International Science Festival 2019 we have two exciting events coming up at Nucleus: The Nuclear & Caithness Archives. On Saturday 9th March Martin Robb ( Nuclear Decommissioning Authority) will be giving at talk on the Decommissioning of the Fuel Cycle. The evening will draw on Martin’s wealth of knowledge and… Read more »Read more

Thurso History Club

Join archive at Thurso library on Tuesday 5th March 2019 between 6pm and 8pm for the History Club drop-in session  This month we will be taking a look at the Parish Records for the relief of the poor, and a selection of records from both of Caithness’s Combination Poorhouses. Poor Law The Poor Law (Scotland)… Read more »Read more

Archive Classes, Fully Booked

We’ve had a great response for the archive classes, and they are now all fully booked. We are over-subscribed for both the Archive 101 and the Family History for Beginners classes, so we are planning on repeating these two classes later in the year. If you would like to sign up for either of these… Read more »Read more

History Club at Thurso Library

The first History Club of the year will be kicking off in style! With a collection that spans over 500 years you can imagine the vast number of people that have being involved writing so many documents. Each hand contributing a unique script. Join me on a journey through the centuries of vellum and paper,… Read more »Read more

Merry Christmas

All the staff and volunteers at Nucleus would like to wish you a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. We look forward to welcoming new and returning visitors in 2019, and thanks to everyone who has made this year such a success. Image: P 862 C.1920 Deposited in 2014 Christmas Greeting Card, MacEchern Marionettes, with… Read more »Read more

All at Sea

Join our community engagement officer at Thurso library on Tuesday 4th December between 6pm and 8pm for the last History Club drop-in session of 2018. The theme this month is All at Sea. On display will be documents with a nautical theme, including Custom & Excise, Receiver of Wrecks, fishing boat registers and other fine… Read more »Read more

Armistice Centenary

Nucleus holds a wealth of records and documents relating to WWI from council records to the newspapers of the day. For the centenary we will be taking a more personal look at the lives of Caithness men and women through their personal correspondence – which have come to the collection through private family deposits. The… Read more »Read more