Highland Burghs

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This page gives the addresses of websites with general information about the burghs in the Highlands, and to particular sources in some burghs that are known to hold family & local history records.

Most official burgh records are held in the National Records of Scotland in Edinburgh, or in the Highland Archive (HAC),  North Highland Archives (NHA), or Lochaber Archive Centre [LAC].


City & Royal Burgh of Inverness (HAC: IB1 & IB2) - Visit Inverness website
Royal Burgh of Cromarty (HAC: D276) - www.explore-inverness.com/towns/cromarty.htm (some records in Museum)
Royal Burgh of Dingwall (HAC: D277) - www.dingwall.org.uk (some records in Museum)
Royal Burgh of Dornoch - www.visitdornoch.com
Royal Burgh of Elgin - www.elginscotland.org (see County of Moray Archives)
Royal Burgh of Forres - www.forresweb.net (see County of Moray Archives)
Burgh of Fortrose (HAC: D229) - www.undiscoveredscotland.co.uk/fortrose/fortrose/index.html
Burgh of Fort William (LAC: FW1) - www.visit-fortwilliam.co.uk (see also West Highland Museum)
Burgh of Grantown-on-Spey (HAC: B/G) - www.grantownonline.co.uk (see County of Moray Archives)
Burgh of Invergordon (HAC: R111 & R105) - www.undiscoveredscotland.co.uk/invergordon/invergordon/index.html
Royal Burgh of Kingussie - www.kingussie.co.uk (see also Highland Folk Museum)
Royal Burgh of Nairn (HAC: D231) - www.nairnscotland.co.uk
Royal Burgh of Tain (HAC: R105) - www.tain.org.uk (some records in Museum)
Burgh of Thurso (NHA: OC4) - www.undiscoveredscotland.co.uk/thurso/thurso/index.html
Royal Burgh of Wick (NHA: OC3) - www.undiscoveredscotland.co.uk/wick/wick/index.html

N.B. The above list was compiled some time ago and not all entries may still be current.