Am Baile Newspaper Index

This is a searchable database of stories, notices and advertisements carried in some of the newspaper published in the Scottish Highlands and Islands. The database contains a short extract of each entry plus a note of the newspaper title, date of publication and page/column reference. The newspapers available for searching are:

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

Search results can be filtered using the options on the left of the screen. When using multiple filters, please apply filter one at a time.

It is possible to obtain copies of full articles. To do this, please check the “Request this article” box beneath one or more extracts. When you are finished, click the “Request selected articles” button at the foot of the page. There is a charge of £2.00 per article and a maximum of 10 articles can be submitted per request.

Once your request has been submitted, you will receive an email from HLH Libraries containing instructions on how to pay. This will be sent to the email address you used when you registered with Am Baile. Once payment has been received, the library staff will process your request and aim to have the articles emailed to you within seven days but during periods of high demand, it may take a little longer.


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