Argyllshire Archives and Libraries

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For a list of archives and libraries on the national level, go to the Scotland Archives and Libraries page.

Archives[edit | edit source]

Argyll and Bute Archives
Manse Brae Area Office
Lochgilphead, Argyll PA31 8QU UK
Telephone: 01546 604778
Website: Argyll and Bute Archives

The Archives (records office) holds and preserves the official records of Argyll and Bute Council and also the records of the organisations whose functions the Council inherited. These organisations include: the Commissioners of Supply, parish councils, burgh councils, schools, school boards, Argyll County Council, and Bute County Council. They tell the story of how Argyll and Bute has developed over the centuries and many contain the stories of individual people who lived here. Our oldest record is the Rothesay Charter, which dates from 1400.

Lochaber Archive Centre (Tasglann Loch Abar)
Alexander Ross House
Achintore Road
Fort William PH33 6RQ UK
Telephone: 01463 256444
Website: Lochaber Archive Centre

As part of the Highland Archive Service, the Lochaber Archive Centre at Fort William is responsible for locating, preserving and making accessible documents relating to all aspects of Highland history. The Lochaber Archive Centre collects and preserves archives relating to Lochaber, dating from the 17th century to the present.

Libraries[edit | edit source]

Campbeltown Library
Kinloch Road
Campbeltown PA28 6EG UK
Telephone: 01586 555435
Website: Campbeltown Library

Dunoon Library
248 Argyll Street
Dunoon PA23 7LT UK
Telephone: 01369 708682
Website: Dunoon Library

Islay Mobile Library
Kilarrow House
Bowmore Portnahaven, Isle of Islay PA43 7HW UK
Telephone: 01369 708664
Website: Islay Mobile Library

Lochgilphead Library
Manse Brae
Lochgilphead PA31 8QZ UK
Telephone: 01546 602072
Website: Lochgilphead Library

Oban Library
77 Albany Street
Oban PA34 4AL UK
Telephone: 01631 571444
Website: Oban Library

Tarbert Library
Harbour Street
Tarbert PA29 6UA UK
Telephone: 01546 604433
Website: Tarbert Library

Tobermory Library
Tobermory High School
Isle of Mull PA75 6PB UK
Telephone: 01688 301919
Website: Tobermory Library

For a list of Argyll libraries, go to List of libraries in Scotland in Wikipedia. Scroll to Argyll and Bute. The parishes in historic Argyll are listed in the FamilySearch Research Wiki.

Museums[edit | edit source]

Campbeltown Heritage Centre
3 Big Kiln St
Campbeltown PA28 6JF UK
Telephone: 01586 551400
Website: Campbeltown Heritage Centre
Website #2: Campbeltown Heritage Centre

Castle House Museum
Argyll St
Dunoon PA23 7HH UK
Telephone: 01369 701422
Website: Castle House Museum

Easdale Island Folk Museum
4 Ellenabeich
Easdale, Oban PA34 4TB UK
Telephone: 01852 300173
Website: Easdale Island Folk Museum

Glencoe Folk Museum
Main Street
Glencoe PH49 4HS UK
Telephone: 01855 811664
Website: Glencoe Folk Museum

Iona Heritage Centre
The Manse
Isle of Iona PA76 6SJ UK
Telephone: 01681 700576
Website: Iona Heritage Centre

Lismore Gaelic Heritage Centre (Ionad Naomh Moluag)
Isle of Lismore, By Oban, Argyll PA34 5UL UK
Telephone: 01631 760030
Website: Lismore Gaelic Heritage Centre

The Mull Museum
Columba Buildings
Main St
Tobermory, Isle of Mull PA75 6NY UK
Telephone: 01688 301100
Website: The Mull Museum

Museum of Islay Life
Daal Terrace
Port Charlotte, Isle of Islay PA48 7UA UK
Telephone: 01496 850358
Website: Museum of Islay Life
Website #2: Museum of Islay Life

Ross Of Mull Historical Centre
Millbrae Cottage
Bunessan, Isle of Mull PA67 6DG UK
Telephone: 01681 700659
Website: Ross Of Mull Historical Centre

Slate Islands Heritage Centre (Ellenabeich Heritage Centre)
Seil, Oban PA34 4RQ UK
Telephone: 01852 300307
Website: Slate Islands Heritage Centre
Website #2: Slate Islands Heritage Centre

For a long list of Argyll museums, go to List of museums in Scotland in Wikipedia. Scroll to Argyll and Bute. The parishes in historic Argyll are listed in the FamilySearch Research Wiki.