News Updates

Updates on new developments, discoveries, publications and exhibitions.











01.08.2013 Over 100 images taken by the Andrew Paterson Studio, and held by the Inverness Royal Academy Archive, are digitally scanned and returned to the core Paterson Collection for inclusion in the Scottish Highlander Photo Archive.

28.07.2013 The Edinphoto website announces the launch of the Paterson Collection website.

25.07.2013 The British Genes and the British Photographic History blogsites announce the launch of the Paterson Collection website.

20.07.2013 The new biographical Andrew Paterson Collection website goes online, and the digital interactive magazine ‘Paterson’s Inverness Portraits‘ is published.

26.04.2013 Spring issue of The North Magazine runs a follow-up feature on the Paterson film ‘Mairi,’ marking its 100th anniversary.

24.04.2013 Icon Films documentary ‘Brave New Pneumatic World‘ screens on the BBC1 programme ‘The One Show,’ featuring a Paterson image from the SHPA.

03.02.2013 6,000 images uploaded online.

11.11.2012 Mairi,’ Paterson’s silent film from 1913 is screened at Eden Court Theatre as part of ‘The Lost Art of the Film Explainer‘ presentation.

04.11.2012 Official opening of the Innes Street Underpass Mural, a project in which several Paterson images of residents of yesteryear are used. The underpass, for many years dark and covered in graffiti, was transformed into an eye-catching mural by the photographer Lynn Robinson. It is 35 metres long and uses 1,008 photographs in the finished piece.

05.09.2012 5,000 images uploaded online.

06.07.2012 Summer issue of The North Magazine features an article on the Paterson film ‘Mairi,’ which was filmed on the shores of North Kessock 100 years before, and is recognised as one of Scotland’s earliest narrative films, almost certainly the first to be made in the Scottish Highlands.

05.04.2012 4,000 images uploaded online.

04.04.2012 Biographical research begins on Andrew Paterson.

20.08.2011 3,000 images uploaded online.

14.02.2012 Photographic artist Lucy Knott’s re-contextualising project goes online. Using Paterson images, she adds selective colours and manipulates the originals to create something new. Lucy gained her BA within Photography and during her final year at university she focused on bringing archived imagery back to life. By adding her own layer to the prints, she creates a whole new context.

30.03.2012 The Paterson portrait of George Bernard Shaw is discovered amongst the negatives.

12.05.2011 2,000 images uploaded online.

28.02.2011 The SHPA is mentioned in the new Chris Paton book Tracing Your Family History on the Internet. The book was publisher Pen & Sword’s fastest ever selling family history title.

01.09.2010 Scottish Memories magazine runs a piece on the SHPA.

02.08.2010 1,000 images uploaded online.

20.04.2010 First contribution from an interested member of the public. Cathie Cowing provides 42 photographs of the Hogg and Fraser families of Gordon Castle.

01.01.2010 The Scottish Ancestry blogspot uses one of our images (Mrs Serafton and children) in a piece announcing the SHPA. The SHPA also gets a mention on the Anglo-Celtic blogspotFamily Tree Magazine and Practical Family History Magazine both announce the launch of the SHPA in their news pages, and Scottish Memories magazine prints one of our images (the Gilmour children wearing fairy costumes) in a story about Scottish superstitions.

01.07.2009 The North Magazine Summer issue. Page 28 has a one page feature announcing the launch of the SHPA.