Thursday, 25 July 2013

The Andrew Paterson Collection - new Inverness resource and magazine

I've just heard from Adrian Harvey of Northmedia that a website dedicated to Inverness based portrait photographer Andrew Paterson (and later his son Hector G. N. Paterson), whose studio was in operation from 1895-1980, has been launched online at The first studio set up by Paterson was at 32 Church Street in Inverness, and the site details the photographer's and firm's history, his experiments in silent movie making, the Camerons’ Comforts Fund established in the First World War for the provision of parcels to the Queens Own Cameron Highlanders, and more.

In addition to background information on Paterson's career, there is also a free to read 52 page long digital magazine, Paterson's Inverness Portraits. The images in the magazine are simply stunning. The publication is accessible from the site's home page.

The project ties into the already established Scottish Highlander Photo Archive, which has also been upgraded, and which can be accessed at I recently discovered a possible photo on this site which may be of my grandfather, but there's a still a bit of work to do at my end to try to firm this up.

A brilliant resource for the Capital of the Highlands.

(With thanks to Adrian Harvey)


My new book, Tracing Your Irish Family History on the Internet, is now available from Pen and Sword. My Scottish land and church records ebooks are available at, whilst my next Pharos Scottish course, Scottish Research Online, starts Sep 4th - see Time to smash a few brick walls...!

1 comment:

  1. I worked for Hector Paterson, Andrews son in the fifties at 19 Academy street.