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Guests uncover Highland ancestry on board Caledonian Sleeper Published: Thursday, 13 July 2017 11:14

Our guests travelled back in time to discover their Highland ancestry this week thanks to a unique partnership with the Highland Archive Centre.

Caledonian Sleeper guests travelled back in time to discover their Highland ancestry this week thanks to a unique partnership with Inverness-based Highland Archive Centre.

The iconic overnight rail service hosted the event on board its London to Inverness service on Wednesday (12 July) providing guests with key information on how they can discover more about their family history and connections.

Mapping out their family tree with Highland Archive Centre historian, Ann Fraser, guests were also gifted a goodie bag which included a discount voucher for a one-to-one session at the Centre and material to help them discover more about their ancestry.

Speaking of the event, Ann said: “This was a great opportunity for guests to find out how to walk in their ancestors footsteps and discover for themselves where and how they lived.

“It’s very exciting to discover your own personal story and we hope that the event has inspired guests to delve further into their family tree.”

The session with Highland Archive Centre forms a calendar of events hosted on board Caledonian Sleeper providing guests with the chance to learn more about Scotland and its culture.

Ryan Flaherty, Serco’s Guest Experience Director at Caledonian Sleeper added: “We always seek to provide our guests with experiences that showcase the best of Scotland as well as those that they might not find elsewhere. We also have many international guests travelling with us at this time of year who are often keen to know more about their Scottish roots and heritage so the event couldn’t have been at a better time.

“We hope our guests enjoyed the ancestry experience and look forward to working with Highland Archive Centre again in the future.”

 To find out more about the Highland Archive Centre in Inverness, visit