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Highland Photographic Archive (part of High Life Highland)

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Highland Photographic Archive (part of High Life Highland)



The Highland Photographic Archive is part of Inverness Museum and Art Gallery, Castle Wynd, Inverness. The photographic archive is responsible for preserving and cataloguing negatives and photographs from all over the Highlands and to then make them accessible to all. Customer access to the archive is through Inverness Museum but if you have a photographic enquiry it is advisable to phone and make an appointment. The office is open Monday - Friday 9.00am - 5.00pm and the telephone number is 01463 237114 or 0776510452.

The archive is home to several major highland photographic collections:- The Joseph Cook which dates from 1880 to early 1900s, the David Whyte collection which dates from 1880s to 1970s, the Jimmy Nairn collection which is from the 1950s, the Shennan collection and part of the MEM Donaldson collection. Examples of all these photographic collections are on this website. We also hold smaller photographic collections and donations from members of the public and local groups etc. The archive is now home to well over 100,000 negatives and prints which relate to most areas of the highlands but the majority are from Inverness and the surrounding area.

Highland Photographic Archive is part of High Life Highland alongside Highland Folk Museum and Inverness Museum and Art Gallery.


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