A picture of the Highland Archive Centre in Inverness

The HFHS is based at the Highland Archive Centre in Inverness. The Centre, which is also home to the Inverness Register Office, is run by Highlife Highland who are responsible for its opening hours and staffing arrangements. A map showing the Centre’s location can be found at the foot of the Highland Archive Centre’s webpage. It’s about a 20 minute walk from the city centre (cross the bridge at the bottom of the High Street – below the castle – turn left, and walk beside the river until you reach the Archive Centre). There is a limited seasonal service (three or four buses a day in the summer) from the bus station. See Stagecoach Highland Buses for timetables.

HFHS volunteers are usually on duty at our desk in the Family History Room on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, 10am-1pm. If you wish to make an appointment to meet someone from the society to help you with your research outwith those hours please ring the Family History Room on the following number and the staff there will put you in touch with one of our officers to make a mutually convenient appointment: 01349 781130. Alternatively, please email the society in advance of your arrival in Inverness, using the form on our Contact Page.

Highland Archives provide a Family History Service at the Archive Centre in Inverness, and advice at their centres in Wick, Fort William, and Portree. Please visit the Highland Archives website or their Facebook page for details of it, and the locations of these other archive centres in the Highlands.