Nucleus: The Nuclear and Caithness Archives houses the historical archives of Caithness, from 1469 to the present day, and those of the UK civil nuclear industry. If you are interested in tracing your Caithness ancestors, the history of your house or local area, or simply exploring over 600 years of history, make sure to pay them a visit!

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Located at Wick airport, Nucleus is home to the archives of the UK civil nuclear industry, which date back over 70 years and consist of plans, drawings, photographs, film, microfiche, and other documents. These have previously been held at various sites across the UK, including Dounreay in Caithness, Harwell in Oxfordshire, Trawsfynydd in Snowdonia, and Sellafield in Cumbria.

It also contains the historical archives of the county of Caithness, which include various documents in including charters, minute books, correspondence, maps, photographs, and plans. These historic collections are available to members of the public for family and local history research.

Did You Know?

Did You Know?

The site of Nucleus used to belong to the Royal Air Force.

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