Archival sources and indices Register Office for Scotland
Registrar of births, marriages and deaths for Scotland. Also rovides information for researchers and genealogists. Archives of Scotland
Includes online catalogue of collections. Register of Archives of Scotland
Record of collections of private papers in Scotland
Online sources of original genealogical information including Births, Marriages & Deaths, Wills, Census records, Old Parish Registers. However, you must pay to use the site. At the time of writing (January 2010), some vouchers are available from Highland Council Libraries for discounted use. Archive Network (SCAN)
Electronic catalogue to the holdings of more than 50 Scottish archives. Also with useful Research Tools section providing amongst other things a glossary.
www.scottishhandwriting.comScottish Handwriting
Online tuition in palaeography for historians, genealogists and other researchers who have problems reading manuscript historical records written in Scotland in the 16th, 17th and 18th centuries.
Books, journals and pamphlets online and Excavation in Scotland (DES)
DES records all fieldwork undertaken and discoveries made in Scotland during the preceding year, and is often the only record of fieldwork until publication. Currently 1947-2003 available. and New Statistical Accounts
Digitised copies of these snapshots of Highland parishes in the late 1700s and mid 1800s. of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland (PSAS)
The main journal for Scottish archaeology. All journal up to 2002 are available as pdf files.
Finds Trove Scotland
With listings and sometimes pictures of treasure trove objects in Scotland from 2005 onwards.
General Heritage
An online learning and research resource of digitised archives for the language, culture and history of the Scottish Highlands and Islands. Growing content includes photographs, documents, oral history, some newspaper indices and learning resources.
Online guide to the history, heritage and museums of the Highlands and Islands of Scotland. Relies on organisations to forward and update details of contacts and details.
Highland Archaeology Council Archaeology Unit
Details about the unit, the annual Highland Archaeology Festival, and links to some publications and the HER Council Historic Environment Record (HER)
On-line version of the HER, with keyword and map-based searching. A fundamental resource for anyone interested in Highland Archaeology! searchable databases
Searchable databases include CANMORE (sites and monuments for all Scotland), National Collection of Aerial Photography, and Pastmap (map-based searching), plus links to SCRAN and Scotland's Places.'s Rural Past
Details of Scotland's Rural Past projects, many of which have taken place in the Highlands. Also with information on recording sites and undertaking archival research of post medieval settlements.
New site from RCAHMS and NAS which provides documentary information, maps, photographs, and CANMORE entries for places in Scotland.
Learning resource base with over 360,000 images & media from museums, galleries, archives and the media. Especially good for photographs and finds. Subscription needed for full use, but Highland Council Libraries and schools offer this.
The Charting the Nation image collection includes a wide variety of single maps and maps in atlases and other bound books, together with important manuscript and printed texts relating to the geography and mapping of Scotland from 1550 to 1740 and beyond.
www.nls.ukNational Library of Scotland
Contains a number of maps in digital format, including Pont, Blaeu, Roy and OS 25" to a mile. A fantastic resource!
Details and pictures from excavations at this important site of the Lordship of the Isles. excavations
Details of the Discovery Centre, and information about the long running excavations and research of this Pictish monastery.
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