Highland Roots was founded in Inverness in the late 1980s as a genealogical research service specialising in Highland clans and families. Its founder Graeme Mackenzie is now in great demand as a clan historian, lecturer, and events organiser, but his services as a personal researcher are still available for selected clients (see the Research pages of this site). 

During his time as Chairman of the Highland Family History Society (2007-2013), and then as Chairman of the Association of Highland Clans & Societies (2013-2020) Graeme spent an increasing amount of time passing on information about these subjects, along with his experience and contacts, to others in search of their roots in the Highlands. He continues to do this as the Editor of the Journals of the above bodies. The World Wide Web however provides an ideal vehicle for making that help more widely available, which is the purpose of this website, and of Graeme's book, "Genealogy in the Gaidhealtachd".

All information on this site is provided in good faith and is, to the best of our knowledge, accurate when entered. Things change however, the wrong keys can be hit, and URLs can be muddled up; so please, use this site as a guide, and then be sure to check things for yourself using the references and links provided. 

All opinions on this site are personal and should be taken or left as such; though our policy is to mention what we think is good and ignore what we think is bad, rather than doing the opposite as many professional critics do. In the same spirit your positive feedback, including non-condemnatory corrections, will be welcomed. 

We'll also try to answer queries sent in that spirit, but time is limited so please make sure you've checked the whole site, and pursued all the possible links, before asking questions to which the answers may already be available on this or other suggested sites.