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Newspapers and Microfilm


A wide range of newspaper articles is available in Inverness Reference Library and can be printed at a cost of 75p per sheet (or scanned from microfilm to your home by staff if required.) Browse our Microfilm collections on the library catalogue.

Newspaper Indexes

The Am Baile Newspaper Indexes is a searchable database packed full of stories and articles carried in the newspapers of the Highlands and Islands. It contains a short abstract and a reference to the issue the article is contained in.

Digital Newspapers

Press ReaderPressReader

Get all you can read, keep informed, entertained and inspired every day.  Please login with your library card number to access thousands of newspapers and magazines for FREE.

You will now be asked to sign in by selecting ‘High Life Highland‘ from the list of libraries and using your library barcode and PIN.


ProQuest International Newsstream – provides information from the world’s top news resources. Each newspaper is indexed thoroughly, so researchers have access to detailed information on sports, business, and the arts around the world. Citations and abstracts are available for all articles.



Community Newsletters

A wide selection of community newspapers is also available in hard copy (and some are microfilmed).  Browse a complete list of Community Newsletters available.

Local and National Newspapers

We have a variety of hard copy local newspapers available to read in the library.

Visit the PressReader website to read popular Scottish newspapers and magazines online including: The Press and Journal, The Sunday Post, The Scotsman, Evening Express, Scotland on Sunday, Scottish Daily Mail, Scottish Field, Sunday Herald, The Scottish Mail on Sunday and SCOTS Heritage Magazine for FREE. Login using your library barcode and PIN.

Local Newspaper Websites

The Inverness Courier | Highland News | John O’Groat Journal

Lochaber News | Northern Times | The Press and Journal | West Highland Free Press