Archival sources and indices
Registrar of births, marriages and deaths for Scotland. Also rovides information for researchers and genealogists.
Includes online catalogue of collections.
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.
Electronic catalogue to the holdings of more than 50 Scottish archives. Also with useful Research Tools section providing amongst other things a glossary.
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
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.
Digitised copies of these snapshots of Highland parishes in the late 1700s and mid 1800s.
Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland (PSAS)
The main journal for Scottish archaeology. All journal up to 2002 are available as pdf files.
With listings and sometimes pictures of treasure trove objects in Scotland from 2005 onwards.
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.
Searchable databases include CANMORE (sites and monuments for all Scotland), National Collection of Aerial Photography, and Pastmap (map-based searching), plus links to SCRAN, Scotland's Places, HLA map and more.
On-line version of the HER, with keyword and map-based searching. A fundamental resource for anyone interested in Highland Archaeology!
Details about the unit, the annual Highland Archaeology Festival, and links to some publications and the HER
Portal for searching scheduled monument and listed building reports
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.
Site which combines data from Canmore, National Records of Scotland and National Library of Scotland. Now with OS Name Books and various tax records.
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.
Contains a number of maps in digital format, including Pont, Blaeu, Roy, OS 25" to a mile, and maps from the Sutherland and Lovat estates. A fantastic resource!
Details and pictures from excavations at this important site of the Lordship of the Isles.
Details of the Discovery Centre, and information about the long running excavations and research of this Pictish monastery.