Archives and libraries

Falkirk Council Archives

Falkirk Archives is located at Callendar House. Its purpose is to preserve the history of local life in the Falkirk Council area. The Archives is open free of charge, and you can use it to research Falkirk’s past and your…

Edinburgh City Archives

The Archives collects historical records created by individuals, businesses, societies, clubs and other organisations.

Clackmannanshire Archives

The Archives contains the records of the former Clackmannanshire, Clackmannan District, the old Alloa, Alva, Dollar and Tillicoultry burghs and the Alloa and Hillfoots district councils. Holdings include local authority minutes, letter books, school log books plus valuation and assessment…

Ayrshire Archives

The Archives holds a wide range of records relating to Ayrshire’s rich heritage from medieval charters to modern day digital documents. These records are a valuable resource for family and local history research.

National Library of Scotland

National Library of Scotland The Digital Gallery allows you to view digitised material from the collections including thousands of maps 1560-1928, medical history of British India, golf in Scotland 1457-1744, photographs and much more. There is also online access to…

Archives Hub

Use the Archives Hub to find unique sources for your research.  Search across descriptions of archives, including links to digital content, held at over 300 institutions across the UK.

Scottish Archive Network (SCAN)

This site links the catalogues of 52 archives in Scotland. The Research Tools include is an online Family History Guide, a Scots Currency Converter for pre 1707 pound Scots and detailedinformation on Scottish weights and measures. The Digital Archive offers…

National Records of Scotland

On 1 April 2011 the National Archives of Scotland (NAS) and General Register Office for Scotland (GROS) merged to form the National Records of Scotland (NRS).  Click on the Family History link for an overview of the records available for…