800 years of archives

Internment Research Centre @ The Heritage Hub

The Internment Research Centre (IRC) offers fascinating insights to anyone interested in past and present internment throughout the world.

The IRC hosts an amazing range of resources from the local to global, including insight to the home front experience, military history, minorities in wartime and family history You can find:

If you wish to visit the IRC booking is essential. Please see Heritage Hub opening hours and contact details HERE.

Further information, including related material beyond the scope of the IRC, can be accessed via the online catalogue, Border Collections Online.

We are continuously expanding our collections. If you have any original texts, items or information pertaining to internment please get in touch, and see if we can help bring them to life for the wider research community.

Want to visit a site: Near Hawick is Stobs Camp which was an internment camp for civilian and military Prisoners of War during the First World War. It is an archaeological site of international importance that is open to visit any time.

About IRC: Based at the Heritage Hub in Hawick, IRC is a collaboration between Live Borders, Archaeology Scotland and Aston University, Birmingham. Established with funding from the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC).