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Newspaper Indexes

The Newspaper Index is a searchable database of stories and articles carried in the newspapers of the Highlands and Islands of Scotland. The database contains a short summary of each article and a reference to the issue in which the article was published. The newspapers available for searching are:

  • The Inverness Journal (1807 - 1849)
  • The Inverness Advertiser (1849 - 1885)
  • Scottish Highlander (1885 - 1898)
  • Inverness Courier (1879, 1898 - 1901, 1920-1939)
  • John O'Groat Journal (1836 - 1887)
  • Gairm (1952 - 2002)

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To view the original articles

Original copies of the newspapers are available for viewing.

For information about John O'Groat Journal contact Wick Library (check Wick Library's website for details of location and opening hours)

For information about Gairm contact Skye and Lochalsh Archive Centre (again, check Skye and Lochalsh Archive Centre's website for details of location and opening hours)

For all other titles contact Inverness Library (again, check Inverness Library's website ).