The Archive Service is responsible for locating, preserving and making accessible archives relating to all aspects of the geographical area of The Highland Council. Through its Archive Service, The Highland Council meets its statutory obligation to make proper arrangements for the preservation and management of its own records, those of its predecessors, and other documents which have been placed in its care.
The Archive Collections
The collections in the custody of the Highland Council Archive Service date from the fifteenth century to the present, and include both official and privately owned records. Official records include documents from the former County Councils within The Highland Council area, dating from the eighteenth century to 1975; and records of thirteen Burgh Councils dating from the fifteenth century to 1975. Records held by the Archive Service on deposit, or long-term loan, include family, estate and personal papers, business records, records of societies and associations, and some church records.
Most of the archives held by the service are available for consultation in the Archive Service public searchroom in Inverness. The searchroom is open to all members of the public free of charge. Staff are always on hand to advise. An appointment is essential.
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