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Books and archives.

Here you will find scans of rare books, antiquarian books and archive material whose contents cover every period of Highland history and culture. At the foot of the page you will find links to this material arranged by contributor.

Alexander Grant (hand written material)
Letters, receipts and invoices relating to the composer and inventor, Alexander Grant
Alexander Grant - Grant Vibration Rod papers
Various papers relating to the design and marketing of a unique fishing rod, the Grant Vibration Rod
Alexander Grant - handwritten music
A collection of tunes composed by James Scott Skinner (1843-1927), a major figure in the development of Scottish traditional music
Alexander Grant - Highland Strathspey & Reel Society letters and set lists
A collection of documents relating to the operation of the Highland Strathspey & Reel Society in the 1920s and 1930s
Alexander Grant - Highland Strathspey & Reel Society, assorted papers
Miscellaneous papers relating to the Highland Strathspey & Reel Society, 1905-1936
Alexander Grant - letters from J Scott Skinner
Letters to Alexander Grant from fellow musician and composer James Scott Skinner
Alexander Grant - miscellaneous letters
A collection of Letters on various subjects sent to the composer and inventor, Alexander Grant
Alexander Grant - miscellaneous printed pages
Various newspaper articles and ephemera relating to the composer and inventor, Alexander Grant
Alexander Grant - printed sheet music
The sheet music to various Scottish reels, jigs, slow airs etc
Annals of the Disruption
Lists of Ministers who left the Church of Scotland in 1843
Baillie of Dunain family papers
Letters, bills, receipts and other documents relating to the Baillies of Dunain, an Inverness family who lived in and around the area from the mid-15th century onwards. The papers cover the period c.1760-1860
Braes, Skye papers
A small collection of documents relating to the Braes area of Skye in the late 19th century
Clan Donald Library papers
Miscellaneous papers relating to Lord MacDonald's estates on Skye
Clan Donald Library papers - various
Miscellaneous papers relating to Lord MacDonald's estates on Skye
David Banks: West Highland Salmon Fisheries Co Ltd (documents)
A collection of documents concerning West Highland Salmon Fisheries Ltd which owned one of the salmon fishing leases around the Isle of Skye from 1944 to 1962
Duncan Macpherson (documents)
Various Letters and documents belonging to Duncan Macpherson, a pharmacist in Kyle of Lochalsh in the early 20th century
Duncan Macpherson (typed pages)
Collection of photographs of the Kyle of Lochalsh area and Skye held by Skye and Lochalsh Archive Centre
Highland Folk Museum (documents)
Various documents including Instructions for Queen Victoria's Royal Train, a list of SSPCK schools, War Savings achieved by Inverness Burgh and County and Premiums to be paid by the Badenoch and Strathspey Farming Society
Highland Squirrel Club (various letters) / Duncan & Duncan
Various correspondence relating to the problem of squirrels in the Highlands, 1903 to 1930
Highland Squirrel Club 1906-1909 / Duncan & Duncan
Annual statements and reports of the Highland Squirrel Club, 1906 to 1909
Highland Squirrel Club 1910-1915 / Duncan & Duncan
Annual statements and reports of the Highland Squirrel Club, 1910 to 1915
Highland Squirrel Club 1916-1920 / Duncan & Duncan
Annual statements and reports of the Highland Squirrel Club, 1916 to 1920
Highland Squirrel Club 1921-1925 / Duncan & Duncan
Annual statements and reports of the Highland Squirrel Club, 1921 to 1925
Highland Squirrel Club 1926-1930 / Duncan & Duncan
Annual statements and reports of the Highland Squirrel Club, 1926 to 1930
Highland Squirrel Club 1931-1935 / Duncan & Duncan
Annual statements and reports of the Highland Squirrel Club, 1931 to 1935
Highland Squirrel Club 1936-1940 / Duncan & Duncan
Annual statements and reports of the Highland Squirrel Club, 1936 to 1940
Highland Squirrel Club 1941-1946 / Duncan & Duncan
Annual statements and reports of the Highland Squirrel Club, 1941 to 1946
Highlands and Islands Medical Services Committee & Report
A collection of documents and photographs acknowledging the work of the Highlands and Islands Medical Service which was set-up in 1912
Home Guard/Civil Defence papers
Various documents relating to the civil defence of the Highlands, 1940 to 1941
Inverness Burgh Documents (1)
A collection of Inverness Burgh Documents (1340s-1590s)
Inverness Burgh Documents (2)
A collection of Inverness Burgh Documents (c.1160s-1690s)
Inverness Burgh Documents (inventory)
Inventory of Charters and other Documents belonging to the Town of Inverness, 16th Century
Inverness Burgh Treasurer's Accounts: Outstanding Debts
Outstanding debts from 1734 to 1752 (mainly rents & feu dues) as listed by various Inverness Burgh Treasurers
Inverness Cholera Cases
A collection of papers relating to the 1832 cholera epidemic in Inverness
Inverness County Sheriff Court Records
Papers relating to various cases heard by Inverness Sheriff Court in the late 18th and early 19th centuries
Inverness Royal Academy (photographs)
Photographs of Inverness Royal Academy buildings, staff and pupils from the 1850s to the 1990s.
Inverness Town House 2007
Portraits, busts and stained glass windows from Inverness Town House
Inverness Vehicle Registrations
The Register of motor cars for the County of Inverness contains details of vehicles registered in Inverness from 1903 to the 1930s as well as their owners
Jacobite Letters
Letters concerning the Jacobite Rising of 1719, also known as the 'Little Rising', which culminated in the Bale of Glen Shiel
James Campbell letters
Three Letters sent by James Campbell, a soldier in the British army in the early 19th century, to his parents in Nairn
John Maclean's petition
Three Letters sent by James Campbell, a soldier in the British army in the early 19th century, to his parents in Nairn
Joseph Cook Collection (notices)
A selection of Inverness posters and adverts collected by Joseph Cook to illustrate amateur history lectures
Kingussie High School: Pupils' Letters
A collection of Letters written by pupils of Kingussie High School informing primary schoolchildren about life at Kingussie High
Letters requesting Poor Relief
A collection of letters requesting poor relief, 1846 to 1899
Letters to Tongue and Farr parish councils, 1899 to 1902
Miscellaneous Letters sent to Tongue Parish Council and Farr Parish Council (both in Sutherland) in 1899-1902 in relation to the work of the Congested Districts Board
Meikle Ferry papers, 1811
"Third Report to the Committee for Managing the Meikle Ferry Fund" (Dornoch, 5th November 1811). Ninety-nine people drowned on 16 August 1809 when the Meikle Ferry capsized
Mining the Archives - Adults
'Mining the Archives' was a creative writing event run by the Highland Archive Centre in Inverness in November 2016 during which adults and children were given the opportunity to view a range of archives and use them as inspiration to create original works. These are the adult submissions.
Mining the Archives - Millburn Academy
'Mining the Archives' was a creative writing event run by the Highland Archive Centre in Inverness in November 2016 during which adults and children were given the opportunity to view a range of archives and use them as inspiration to create original works. These are the submissions from Millburn Academy.

Mining the Archives - St Joseph’s RC Primary School
'Mining the Archives' was a creative writing event run by the Highland Archive Centre in Inverness in November 2016 during which adults and children were given the opportunity to view a range of archives and use them as inspiration to create original works. These are the submissions from St Joseph’s RC Primary School.
Neil Gunn Writing Competition 2015
Winning and commended entries in the 2015 Neil Gunn Writing Competition
Papers relating to the political career of Charles Fraser Mackintosh
A collection of letters, posters, songs and poems pertaining to the General Election of 1874 in the Inverness Burghs
Poor Relief Documents
Documents relating to the administration of Poor Relief in the parishes of Tongue and Farr
R.R. McIan Illustrations
A series of postcards which display the work of Scottish artist Robert R McIan
Read All About It! : The Highlands During World War One - (01) August 1914
Contemporary newspaper articles which illustrate the impact World War One had on the Highlands and Islands in August 1914
Read All About It! : The Highlands During World War One - (02) September 1914
Contemporary newspaper articles which illustrate the impact World War One had on the Highlands and Islands in September 1914
Read All About It! : The Highlands During World War One - (03) October 1914
Contemporary newspaper articles which illustrate the impact World War One had on the Highlands and Islands in October 1914
Read All About It! : The Highlands During World War One - (04) November 1914
Contemporary newspaper articles which illustrate the impact World War One had on the Highlands and Islands in November 1914
Read All About It! : The Highlands During World War One - (05) December 1914
Contemporary newspaper articles which illustrate the impact World War One had on the Highlands and Islands in December 1914
Read All About It! : The Highlands During World War One - (06) January 1915
Contemporary newspaper articles which illustrate the impact World War One had on the Highlands and Islands in January 1915
Read All About It! : The Highlands During World War One - (07) February 1915
Contemporary newspaper articles which illustrate the impact World War One had on the Highlands and Islands in February 1915
Read All About It! : The Highlands During World War One - (08) March 1915
Contemporary newspaper articles which illustrate the impact World War One had on the Highlands and Islands in March 1915
Read All About It! : The Highlands During World War One - (19) February 1916
Contemporary newspaper articles which illustrate the impact World War One had on the Highlands and Islands in February 1916
Read All About It! : The Highlands During World War One - (20) March 1916
Contemporary newspaper articles which illustrate the impact World War One had on the Highlands and Islands in March 1916
Read All About It! : The Highlands During World War One - (21) April 1916
Contemporary newspaper articles which illustrate the impact World War One had on the Highlands and Islands in April 1916
Read All About It! : The Highlands During World War One - (22) May 1916
Contemporary newspaper articles which illustrate the impact World War One had on the Highlands and Islands in May 1916
Read All About It! : The Highlands During World War One - (23) June 1916
Contemporary newspaper articles which illustrate the impact World War One had on the Highlands and Islands in June 1916
Read All About It! : The Highlands During World War One - (24) July 1916
Contemporary newspaper articles which illustrate the impact World War One had on the Highlands and Islands in July 1916
Read All About It! : The Highlands During World War One - (25) August 1916
Contemporary newspaper articles which illustrate the impact World War One had on the Highlands and Islands in August 1916
Read All About It! : The Highlands During World War One - (26) September 1916
Contemporary newspaper articles which illustrate the impact World War One had on the Highlands and Islands in September 1916
Read All About It! : The Highlands During World War One - (27) October 1916
Contemporary newspaper articles which illustrate the impact World War One had on the Highlands and Islands in October 1916
Read All About It! : The Highlands During World War One - (28) November 1916
Contemporary newspaper articles which illustrate the impact World War One had on the Highlands and Islands in November 1916
Read All About It! : The Highlands During World War One - (29) December 1916
Contemporary newspaper articles which illustrate the impact World War One had on the Highlands and Islands in December 1916
Read All About It! : The Highlands During World War One - (30) January 1917
Contemporary newspaper articles which illustrate the impact World War One had on the Highlands and Islands in January 1917
Read All About It! : The Highlands During World War One - (31) February 1917
Contemporary newspaper articles which illustrate the impact World War One had on the Highlands and Islands in February 1917
Read All About It! : The Highlands During World War One - (32) March 1917
Contemporary newspaper articles which illustrate the impact World War One had on the Highlands and Islands in March 1917
Read All About It! : The Highlands During World War One - (33) April 1917
Contemporary newspaper articles which illustrate the impact World War One had on the Highlands and Islands in April 1917
Read All About It! : The Highlands During World War One - (34) May 1917
Contemporary newspaper articles which illustrate the impact World War One had on the Highlands and Islands in May 1917
Read All About It! : The Highlands During World War One - (35) June 1917
Contemporary newspaper articles which illustrate the impact World War One had on the Highlands and Islands in June 1917
Read All About It! : The Highlands During World War One - (36) July 1917
Contemporary newspaper articles which illustrate the impact World War One had on the Highlands and Islands in July 1917
Read All About It! : The Highlands During World War One - (37) August 1917
Contemporary newspaper articles which illustrate the impact World War One had on the Highlands and Islands in August 1917
SCAN Wills
Wills and Testaments of Famous Highlanders including Rob Roy MacGregor; Neil Gow; Duncan Forbes of Culloden; Patrick Sellar; George Granville, Duke of Sutherland; Thomas Telford; Sir Alexander MacKenzie and Hugh Miller
School Inspector's commemorative album, 1905
Photographs from an Inverness High School commemorative album held at The Highland Council Archive.
Scotland's Global Impact
As part of Homecoming Scotland 2009, a three-day international conference - Scotland's Global Impact - was held at Eden Court theatre, Inverness from 22-24 October. Am Baile interviewed several of the speakers during the conference…
Sheriff JLM Mitchell (documents)
Documents from the archive of Sheriff James Lachlan Martin Mitchell. They relate to family matters in the late 19th and 20th centuries
Sir Alexander MacEwen Papers
A small collection of documents from the archive of Sir Alexander MacEwen, Provost of Inverness and first leader of the Scottish National Party
Skye - Letterheads, Bills & Receipts
A collection of Letterheads, bills, receipts, etc., from assorted companies, issued to various Skye residents
Skye Disturbances
A selection of documents held by North Highland Archives
Sutherland Vehicle Registrations
The Sutherland Register of Motor Cars from its beginning in January 1904 to the 1920s
The World War One Letters of Colonel Donald Cameron of Lochiel
A collection of letters written by Colonel Donald Walter Cameron of Lochiel (1876-1951), 25th Chief of Clan Cameron, which detail his experiences of World War I
Theatre Bills
A collection of just over 100 theatre bills from the mid-19th century. They advertise plays that were staged at theatres in Inverness
Travel Through Our Memories
In 2008 a group of young Travellers from Highland took part in a project in which they recalled the places of importance to them and their unique experiences on the road
War Detectives (documents)
A collection of ephemera and memorabilia relating to World War II. It includes military and civilian items which were gathered as part of the 2005 War Detectives project which enabled school children to meet and interview those who lived through the war
Wick Public Building Art
Various works of art including portrait paintings, sculptures and stained glass windows which are housed in Wick Town Hall and Wick Public Library
Winnie Gordon (documents)
A private collection of material donated by Winnie Gordon from her own family history research

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