Tracing Your Scottish Ancestry


Inverness is the ideal place to discover your Scottish heritage and family tree.

Where better to explore your ancestry than among the beautiful highlands of Scotland? With stories of great victories to gruesome bloodshed, who knows what you might discover about your heritage?

The Highland Archive Centre is located on Burgh Road, Inverness – making it the perfect place to start tracing your family roots. In addition to this, there’s also plenty websites that can help kick off your research, such as the VisitScotland site – Scotland’s national tourism body.


The Highland Archive Centre in Inverness contains masses of material for genealogists for both the professional and amateur enthusiast. Over the years the centre has built up a diverse, fascinating and truly unique collection of directories, biographies, registers, general Scottish history, education records, court records, police archives and poor relief records too.

There are also many privately deposited archives – namely business and industrial records, as well as estate maps, church records, family records and even information on the history of tartan.

With a dedicated family history centre onsite, you’ll have all the necessary tools to trace back your ancestry and identify your Scottish roots, with the archives dating as far back as the 14th century till present day. The “Search Room” is open to all members of the public free of charge, and manned by helpful staff who are more than happy to advise on your search.

Set base for your ancestry adventure by staying at the Kingsmills Hotel and resort for a true Scottish experience. Book one of our fantastic rooms today and get ready to discover your family heritage.