Tuesday, 29 December 2009

Highland Archive Update

The minute books of the Presbytery of Inverness have been returned from NAS in Edinburgh.Covering the period from 1739-1751 they reveal the pro-government stance the church took against the rebels at Culloden. Earlier kirk session records from 1688-1711 have also returned home. It is hoped other volumes of Inverness and other Highland presbytery minutes will come back,along with other kirk session records in the new year. Since the new archive opened there has been an increase of 130% on the same period last year. Due to the provision of proper environmental storage conditions ,more records it is hoped will be returned from Edinburgh.

Whats in the archives
  • Education records from the 1860s including logbooks and admission registers for more than 300 schools
  • Poor relief records,1845 to 1890
  • Property valuation rolls,1868-1989
  • Records of highway authorities,including Turnpike Trusts,1804-1890
  • Dean of Guild and building control plans and registers,1890-1975
  • Inverness Burgh records including HighCourt and Inverness County Sheriff Court process papers,17th to 19th century
  • Abridgement of Sasines for counties of Argyll,Caithness,Inverness,Nairn,Ross and Cromarty and Sutherland from 1781.
  • Police archives 1858-1992
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