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Skye & Lochalsh Archive Centre

Phone 01478 614 078

Elgin Hostel, Dunvegan Road, Portree, Isle of Skye IV51 9EE

Skye and Lochalsh Archive Centre is part of the Highland Archive Service.  The hub of the service is the Highland Archive and Registration Centre which is in Inverness. The two other offices are Caithness Archive Centre in Wick and Lochaber Archive Centre in Fort William.


Opening hours:

Skye & Lochalsh Archive Centre: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 10:0013:00 and 14:00-17:00

Highland Archive Centre: Archive Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 10:00-17:00, Wed 10:00-19:30. Family History Centre Monday-Friday (except Wednesday) 10:00-17:00, Wednesday 10:00-19:30.

Caithness Archive Centre: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 10:00-13:00 and 14:00-17:00.

Lochaber Archive Centre: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 10:00am-13:00 and 14:00-17:00.

Collection Highlights

Police reports and papers regarding the Crofters’ War, 1880s (1883): The struggle for land rights ...

Photograph of ‘Chemist’s Corner’, Kyle of Lochalsh (1930s): Duncan Macpherson (1882-1966) was ...

Raasay Estate charter (1607): Charter by Sir James Spens of Wilmerston in favour of Kenneth MacKenzi...