Adopt an HER Record

Is there a Highland site or object that is special to you?

The Highland Historic Environment Record (HER) is the Council’s online database of all known heritage in the Highlands. We’re looking for help to keep it accurate and for photographs of many of the sites and finds included. Can you help?

As part of the Highland Archaeology Festival this year we’re inviting you to adopt an HER record. This may be as simple as just sending us a good photograph. Or you could include descriptions of the present state, forward other out of copyright material which should be included or links to them, add a bibliography or send corrections if needed. Your work will be acknowledged in the record unless you request otherwise.

Not familiar with using the HER? Come to one of our workshops over the summer.

  • 5 July 6-8pm at Dingwall Library
  • 24 July 7-8:30pm at Pulteney Centre, Wick
  • 27 July 2-4pm at Dingwall Library
  • 23 August 6-8pm at Dingwall Library
  • 29 August 2:30-4:30pm at Culloden Library Hall

Bookings  please to or 077888 35466. Watch this space for more workshops...

Entries should be submitted to, and clearly marked Adopt an HER record. They will be loaded into the HER before the HAF festival (29 September – 19 October), and linked via the HAF website Some will be featured at the HAF conference on 13th and 14th October in Inverness.

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