Friday, 15 January 2016

Inverness Castle to become a family history centre?

The Sheriff Court in Inverness, located at Inverness Castle, is intending to relocate to a new site in the city once a location and funding has been secured. As such, Highland Council is keen to use the castle as a hub for cultural activities at the heart of the town.

Inverness castle (Wikimedia Commons)

There are several ideas on what can be done with the building, but an exciting option is to relocate the family history service and registrar's service from the current Highland Archive building and install it there, similar to the set up at centres such as the Burns Monument Centre in Kilmarnock, Ayrshire. Personally, I'd be delighted to see this - but then I'm possibly a little biased as my grandfather and great grandparents used to live at View Place, next door to the building!

To view the proposals for the future of the castle, please visit - to make your opinion known, and to add any further suggestions, visit the survey at

(With thanks to Chris Halliday at Highland Life)


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