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Friends of the Argyll Papers publishes a newsletter twice a year, containing articles by Friends, researchers, volunteers and staff. Copies are distributed directly to members and back-copies are posted here.

We also invite Friends and researchers to submit papers for publishing on our website and will make them freely available here. Papers can be any length up to a maximum of 5,000 words. If you would like to contribute something please e-mail details to, putting ‘Publications’ in the subject heading.

In time, we hope to develop a publications programme to promote wider access to some of the most interesting or popular record series in the archive.

Inveraray the Old Town & the New

Those of you who were able to visit Inveraray Castle in September and October 2018 will have had the opportunity of seeing the exhibition Inveraray the Old Town & the New, which was displayed in the Clan Room.

The exhibition was based on the research undertaken by a team of four volunteers, guided by the two project archivists Jennifer Young and Hannah Baker, during which 25 rent records and 70 assorted administrative records and memorials were transcribed. The volunteer’s transcription work was used to pull together a re-imagined map of the old town with short descriptions of the buildings and their location – providing the basis for the exhibition and for a short, illustrated publication, which also included two short essays by Ronnie Black and Micky Gibbard. Copies of the publication are available from the archives (email: Booklets are free of charge but we ask for a donation to cover the costs of postage and packaging and, if you wish, towards the maintenance and development of the archives.

A podcast was created alongside exhibition and booklet. Micky Gibbard, Ronnie Black, Arend Guidheir, Hannah Baker and Duncan Beaton discuss the old town & the new whilst walking on the ground where the town once stood. You can access the podcast at

The exhibition was part of the Heritage Lottery, Argyll Estates, liveArgyll, Clan Campbell Education Foundation, Tiree Windfarm Trust, An Iodhlann and Inveraray CARS funded Written in the Landscape project. We would like to thank all our funders for making the exhibition, booklet and podcast possible.