Highland Archive Centre


Bught Road, Inverness, Inverness-shire, IV3 5SS

    Based in Inverness, the Highland Archive Centre is responsible for collecting, preserving and making accessible archives relating to the history of the Highlands.

    Archives in the care of the centre consist of documents in different formats from charts, minute books, correspondence and accounts, to maps, photographs and films. Official records created by The Highland Council and its predecessors, the former counties of Sutherland, Ross and Cromarty, Inverness-shire and Nairnshire dating from 1890 to 1975 are held here as well as records filed by the eleven burghs within those countries, the earliest of which dates from the 13th century.

    The Search Room is open to all members of the public free of charge and staff are always on hand to advise. Family History Research is an integral part of the Highland Archive Services and offers extensive collections of material which can be of assistance to anyone carrying out a family history research. Free advice and guidance on genealogical sources are freely given during a visit for a limited period of up to ten minutes.

    Opening Times
    Open All Year
    2016 Opening Times
    1 Jan 2016 - 31 Dec 2016

    Archive Searchroom: Mon, Tue, Thu 10.00-17.00; Wed 10.00-19.30
    Family History Centre: Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri 10.00-17.00; Wed 10.00-19.30
    Closed Public Holidays, Chirstmas; Easter and May Day

    Public Transport Directions

    Service 1 provides a regular service [approximately every 20 minutes] to Glenurquhart Road, followed by a short walk to the Archive Centre.

    There is ample FREE parking.


    Transport within Scotland

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    Access to Public Areas (Displays, exhibits, rides etc)

    • Level access (i.e. no steps or thresholds) or access by a ramp or lift to :
      • a public toilet
      • a public toilet suitable for visitors who use a wheelchair


    • Parking provided for visitors
      • Parking on site
      • With designated parking for visitors with disabilities
      • Within about 50 metres of the attraction
    • The route from the parking area to the nearest public entrance is :
      • flat, ie. without steps
    • There is a drop-off point for guests immediately outside the main entrance


    • There is a lift
      • Lift buttons have raised numbers or letters

    This information is self-assessed; therefore we accept no liability for its accuracy. Please contact the venue for further information.

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