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I spent a half day in the archive centre looking up some family history. I wasn't sure what I was... read more

Reviewed 12 October 2018
A great place to check local history or family roots

The staff are very knowledgeable and more than helpful This is a real hidden gem if you need it... read more

Reviewed 19 September 2018
Inverness, United Kingdom
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Highland’s Archive Service is responsible for collecting preserving and make accessible historical records relating to Inverness-shire, Nairnshire, Sutherland and Ross and Cromarty, dating from the 14th Century. The collections include charters...more
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Bught Lane, Inverness IV3 5SS, Scotland
+44 1463 256444
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Reviewed 5 August 2015 via mobile

Went for genealogy research, emailed before hand, staff completed research for me on my behalf and had all documents ready for me to view at prearranged time, even helped me local reference numbers for further documents required to view at Edinburgh national archives, printed out...More

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Reviewed 12 October 2018

I spent a half day in the archive centre looking up some family history. I wasn't sure what I was looking for but staff were very helpful in suggesting things and I found records for my great great grandfather as a ships master for a...More

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Reviewed 19 September 2018

The staff are very knowledgeable and more than helpful This is a real hidden gem if you need it. You can spend as much time as you like requesting original documents to study.

Thank The_Wilderbeast
Reviewed 10 August 2018

We have used this centre on numerous occasions to great effect . The staff are all very well informed and the local archivist is amazing , she is so very quick in finding all relevant family information and draws up a brilliant family tree.

Thank Ronnie M
Reviewed 3 August 2018

I recently used the centre for some research. The staff went out if their way to help me, checking to see if they had what I was looking for. Fantastic resource.

Thank AlR343
Reviewed 24 June 2018

The staff was quite helpful, great database. Within walking distance from the city. Wonderful walk along the river ness to get there.

Thank GinoB
Reviewed 19 June 2018

I was welcomed at the archives by Debbie who said she would assist me with my donation to the Archive of the 1934 photograph on the Cameron Highlanders arrival in London to take over Guard duties . She showed a great deal of interest in...More

Thank Letham45
Reviewed 13 April 2018

If you have ancestors from the Highlands, the Family History room has some fascinating documents to provide an insight to bygone life in the area.

Thank David M
Reviewed 3 April 2018

In a city so full of really ugly, unkept, dirty buildings, the Highland Archive Centre is a gem beside the river. Although its very functional, its pleasing to the eye, why dont planners in Inverness demand such qualities in other buildings in the city rather...More

1  Thank AviemoreScotland
Reviewed 7 November 2017

I came to Inverness primarily for genealogical research and was not disappointed. Staying at the Corran Guest House, we were able to walk to the Archives down city streets and then back to the City on the most beautiful Riverwalk along the Ness, a double...More

1  Thank TamaraW6
Reviewed 30 October 2017

The amazing centre is full of interesting things to see and do. Outlander fans will understand it's significance. There is a cafe and bookshop on site and free wifi.

1  Thank Jellat
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Response from HighlandArchive | Property representative |
Hello, and thanks for your enquiry. We do have some items within the collections which relate to part of Elginshire (Moray), however our collections are primarily focussed on the Highlands. The Moray Archive Service may be... More