The Highlanders’ Museum has a large collection of books relating specifically to the Seaforth and Cameron Highlanders, to military conflicts in which the Highlanders have played a key part and more generally to Scottish military history.
What regiments do you cover?
What can I expect to find in the archive?
The museum also holds private notebooks, letters and diaries; scrap books and collections of ephemera such as boarding cards, permission slips and passes relating to all the regiments we deal with. These have generally been donated by the soldier himself or members of his family.
I am looking for my relative’s service record, can I get a copy from The Highlanders Museum?
Will I be able to find a photograph of the soldier I’m researching?
How do I submit an enquiry?
All research enquires must be made in writing, either by email or letter.
If you would like to submit a Research Enquiry please submit your details here.
How long does it take to get a reply?
Can I visit the archive?
Enquirers are welcome to make an appointment with the museum to come and consult the archive. Please telephone: 0131 310 8703 or email: email@example.com
Fees for archival and historical research
All archive work is subject to a fee which is payable irrespective of whether or not the research is fruitful. Fees allow the museum to pay for the continued care and upkeep of the collections.
The current levels of charge are:
- Guided access to Archives: £30 per day
- Provision of information to satisfy an external enquiry and research by Archivist: Basic fee of £24.00 is charged at point of receiving enquiry. If we find a great deal of material and information regarding your enquiry, advance level research is undertaken on an incremental scale thereafter. We will contact you in advance after the initial fee is processed with how much the total cost will be.
- A4 photocopy £0.50
- A3 photocopy £0.60
- Scan for Email or CDs are charged at £2 per scan.
- Material written to CD: £15.00 plus current costs for P&P
- Reproduction/Publication Fees: Prices on application in writing
The Highlanders’ Museum does not hold personal service records of individual soldiers.
Service Records can be sought from one of the following authorities: