Welcome to the Society

Promoting research into the fascinating history
of the Highlands and Islands of Scotland

The north-east end of Loch Awe showing Kilchurn Castle, seat of the Campbells of Glenorchy, with a view northwards up Glen Strae, ancient home of the MacGregors. Source: Shutterstock

Highland Notes & Queries

West Highland Notes & Queries is a regular forum for discussion and debate. Source: M. Black

Browse the contents lists of this informative archive which has been published continuously for fifty years – and is still going strong!

Online Lecture Series

Lord Mungo Murray, 1683: one of the earliest colour depictions of Highland dress. Source: NGS

Join our interesting Zoom talks on a wide variety of relevant subjects, given by a range of experts on Highland & Island historical research

Join the Society

Nanny Brown at her home by Loch Striven in Cowal.
Source: South Hall Papers, Argyll Archives, Inveraray

Whether you’re a professional historian or an interested amateur, you’re very welcome to join our growing society

Gaelic Scotland, with St Kilda misplaced: from John Garrett, The Kingdome of Scotland, 1680.
Source: National Library of Scotland

Growing from roots in the island of Coll, the society’s interests now cover the entire history of Gaelic Scotland from St Kilda to Aberdeenshire and from Caithness to Galloway

Breacachadh Castle (Caisteal Bhreacaich), Coll, where the society’s first meeting took place on 8 July 1972. Source: Nicholas Maclean-Bristol