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Newspapers and Microfilm


A wide range of newspaper articles is available in Inverness Reference Library. Browse our Microfilm collections on the library catalogue.

Newspaper Indexes

The Am baile Newspaper Index 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 which the issue the article is contained.

Digital Newspapers

Press Reader Newspapers and MagazinesPressReader

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.

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 Press Reader website to read popular Scottish newspapers and magazines online including:

Login to Press Reader using your library barcode and PIN.

Browse more Scottish newspaper websites at onlinenewspapers.com/scotland