Argyll & Bute Family History Archives

With special thanks to the staff of Argyll and Bute Council Archives - Jackie Davenport (Archives and Administration Manager) and Marina Campbell (Archives Assistant), and Andy and Flo Straker.

Argyll & Bute is one of the 32 council areas of Scotland created in the reorganization of 1996. The council area encompasses most of the former County of Argyll, part of the former County of Bute, and a small part of the former County of Dunbartonshire. It includes the islands of Tiree, Coll, Mull, Iona, Islay, Jura, Lismore, Bute, and many smaller islands.

The Argyll & Bute Archives Department is housed in the council's Manse Brae office at Lochgilphead, about 36 miles south of Oban. It has an extensive collection of old documents of particular interest to family historians with ancestral links to Argyll. Visitors are welcome to search the collection, but because space is very limited you should 'phone or e-mail in advance to make an appointment.

For contact numbers, opening times and other information, go to Argyll & Bute Council Archives.

The Archive's family history documents are indexed by parish. To download an index, click on its link below. Transcripts or extracts of the documents are being added as they become available and can be downloaded from the indexes.

The Archive's family history documents are indexed by parish. To download an index, click on its link below. Transcripts or extracts of the documents are being added as they become available and can be downloaded from the indexes.

General Sources            Tiree            Coll            Ardchattan & Muckairn            Colonsay & Oronsay            All other parishes

Mull Parishes -            Kilfinichen & Kilvickeon            Kilninian & Kilmore (Including Tobermory Burgh)            Torosay