Skye and Lochalsh Archive Centre

Tasglann an Eilein Sgitheanaich & Loch Aillse

As part of the Highland Archive Service, the Skye and Lochalsh Archive Centre in Portree is responsible for archives relating to Skye and Lochalsh.  The records date from the 17th century to the present, and are strongest from the mid-19th century.  You can find out more about our collections here.  The Archive Centre also cares for an extensive collection of local photographs, some of which are available for purchase.  You can view a selection on the Am Baile website.

Whether your interest is local or family history, or you have a spare hour to browse our changing exhibitions, there is something to appeal to everyone.

Skye and Lochalsh Archive Centre staff are always available to assist you with your research – please feel free to drop-in or contact us to book an appointment. For more information on booking and what to expect when you visit, see our guidance on planning your visit.

Services available

There is access to the public searchroom and exhibition space, all situated on the ground floor.

Free car parking to rear of building.

Disabled parking available.

Upcoming ActivitiesMore

Mon - 10:00 -13:00; 14:00 - 17:00
Tue - 10:00 -13:00; 14:00 - 17:00
Wed - Closed
Thur - 10:00 -13:00; 14:00 - 17:00
Fri - 10:00 -13:00 14:00-1700
Sat - Closed
Sun - Closed
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