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Research Enquiries


Research Enquiries

If you have an historical or genealogical enquiry, please read the following information before you contact the Museum.


The Museum is currently working its way through a backlog, so for the next two months we cannot accept any more enquiries. WW1 has brought additional work which has overloaded our staff and volunteers. We apologise, but we can only accept new research from April onwards. Meantime enquiries that we have received will be processed provided payment has been received , but please bear with us if you do not receive a reply in the short term.

How to Make a Research Enquiries 

It has become necessary to introduce a minimum fee for all research requests to the Museum.

All requests should be in writing by letter or email. Telephone enquiries will not be accepted.

An enquiry by post or email, will incur an initial research fee of £10.00.

This covers staff time, maintenance of the archive, IT and web site.

We cannot undertake any research unless this payment is received

On receipt of payment the Museum will undertake initial research and advise as to any further costs to complete the work.

A standard research inquiry will cost around £20 (includes intial fee).

Some enquiries may incur a higher fee, such as those that involve:

• postage and packaging,
• photocopying,
• reproduction of images; and,
• items for commercial and financial gain.

In this case, we will contact you before we undertake any work.

Payment Details 
You can make payment in the following ways:

Cheques made payable to “A and SH Museum Trust” .

Alternatively, you can make a secure online donation using the following link:

Historical and genealogical enquiries for soldiers and officers who have served with The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders should be supported with as much information as possible, such as:

• name of the soldier and rank
• soldier’s regimental number.This can be found on documents or medals (except World War Two medals),
• when and where the soldier served;
•  any other information relating to the period of service, date of birth, place of service, or Battalion.

The Museum cannot provide information relating to other Regiments or Corps.



Visiting the Archive

For the next few months the archive will be closed to the public. This is due to a number of ongoing projects in the Museum. We apologise for any inconvenience.


Highland Laddie Book

Highland Laddie Book by Major Hamish Clark


"Many thanks for your prompt reply to my query and for the advice." AB, Moray, 2010

"Many thanks for your patience and research…The information you have supplied, I am sure, is going to be of great benefit for my search to add to my family tree." JT, Kent, 2009