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Inverness Library

Local Newspapers

  • Highland Echo (1877– 78 incomplete years)
  • Highlander (1873—1882)
  • Highland Herald (1953—1970)
  • Highland Leader and Northern Weekly (1910—1922 incomplete)
  • Highland News (1883—)
  • Highland Pioneer (1875—1876 incomplete)
  • Highland Sport and Athletic Record (1895—96)
  • Highland Times (1896—1926)
  • Invergordon Times (1856—1915)
  • Inverness Advertiser (1849—1885)
  • Inverness Courier (1817– current)
  • Inverness Journal (1807—1849)
  • Northern Chronicle (1881—1969)
  • People’s Journal (1898—1928)
  • Scottish Highlander (1885—1898)
  • West Highland Free Press(1972-)
  • Alba (1908—1909)
  • Caledonian Mercury (1816-21)
  • Cromarty News(1891—92)
  • Edinburgh Evening Courant (1794-99)
  • Grantown Supplement (1894—1912)
  • Highland Sentinel (Jul—Dec 1861)
  • Inverness Citizen (1922 –26)
  • Inverness Herald (Jan—Jul 1844)
  • Invernessian (1880—1881)
  • Northern Ensign (1850-53; 1858- 60; 1862- 63; 1865; 1867; 1884)
  • North Star (1893—1969)
  • Strathspey Herald (1907—65)
    (last 6 months at Kingussie & Aviemore Libraries)
  • Strathspey & Badenoch Herald 1966-98
  • Sruth (1967—70)
  • Weekly News (1894—1911)
  • Witness (1855-56)

The Press and Journal
This newspaper is only kept for 6 months. There is no printed index to it however you can access the newspaper on Press Reader and ProQuest International Newsstream which allows you to access a wide range of local, national and international newspapers.

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National Newspapers

The Times (1939-)
There is an annual Printed Index to The Times shelved in the Reference Room, by the Yellow Pages, as well as the monthly indexes. Indexes dating back to 1939 are in the Stack— please ask the Staff for these. Please note that we do not stock The Sunday Times.

Newspapers in other Libraries

Nairn Library

  • Nairnshire Telegraph (1853- )

Dingwall Library

  • Ross-shire Journal—1877—date
  • North Star—2003 onward
  • Invergordon Times (1856—1915)
  • Ross-shire Independent (1861—1863) (also current ones at Dingwall Library)
  • Ross-shire Observer and North of
  • Scotland Advertiser (Jan—Dec 1852)
  • East Ross Advertiser(1982-4)

Fort William Library

  • Oban Times (July 1862— current) (gaps 1866 Jan—July)
  • Lochaber Free Press (1975 – 1980)
  • Lochaber News 6 months hard copy

Thurso Library

  • Caithness Courier (1866 -)
  • Caithness Chronicle (Apr-Dec 1847)
  • John O’Groat Journal (past month only)

Wick Library

  • John O’Groat Journal (1836- )
  • Northern Ensign (1850-1926)

Brora Library

  • Northern Times (1899 -)

Portree Library

  • West Highland Free Press 1972—date

Microfilm Readers
All the local newspapers in Inverness Library, except for recent issues, are available on microfilm. Microfilm readers are very easy to use, but please ask the library staff if you need any help. Please rewind your reels after use, ready for the next person. Microfilm readers cannot be booked but during busy hours’ time may be limited to one hour per person.

Copies from Microfilm

Inverness Library has a Microfilm Reader-Printer which makes copies on A4 or A3 paper. There is a charge for this service.

We are happy to post copies to you as it may not always be possible to make copies while you
wait. Please complete a form (available at the desk) when you require a printout.

Newspaper Index Go to www.ambaile.org.uk for a searchable index to the Inverness Journal (1807-1849); Inverness Advertiser (1849-1885); Scottish Highlander (1885-1898); Inverness Courier (1879,1898-1901,1920-1939); John O’Groat Journal (1836-1887)

Scanning Service We offer a digital scanning service if you wish to receive an article by email.

Contact Reference Enquiries:
Inverness Library: Reference Room
Inverness Library
Farraline Park
Inverness
IV1 1NH
Tel: 01349 781370
Email: [email protected]