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Records office finder: Scotland

 

The links will take you directly to the website of the Scottish local records office that you need. Please remember to check opening times and booking arrangements before you visit.

For more information about how to get the best out of your visit to a records office, check our research guide. A list of records offices in England and Wales can be found here.

Aberdeen City Archives
Town House, Broad Street, Aberdeen AB10 1AQ
T: 01224 522 513
F: 01224 638 556
E: archives@aberdeencity.gov.uk
W: http://www.aberdeencity.gov.uk

University of Aberdeen
Special Libraries and Archives, King's College, Aberdeen AB24 3SW
T: 01224 272598
F: 01224 273891
E: speclib@abdn.ac.uk
W: http://www.abdn.ac.uk/diss/heritage

Aberdeenshire Council Archives
Old Aberdeen House, Dunbar Street, Aberdeen AB24 3UJ
T: 01224 481 775
F: 01224 495 830
E: archives@aberdeencity.gov.uk
W: http://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk

Angus Archives
Hunter Library, Restenneth Priory, by Forfar, DD8 2SZ
T: 01307 468644
E: angus.archives@angus.gov.uk
W: http://www.angus.gov.uk/history/default.htm

Argyll and Bute Council Archives
Kilmory, Manse Brae, Lochgilphead, Argyll PA31 8QU
T: 01546 604 774
F: 01546 606 897
W: http://www.argyll-bute.gov.uk

Ayrshire Archives
Ayrshire Archives Centre
Craigie Estate, Ayr KA8 0SS
T: 01292 287 584
F: 01292 284 918
E: archives@south-ayrshire.gov.uk
W: http://www.ayrshirearchives.org.uk

Bank of Scotland Archives

12 Bankhead Crossway South, Sighthill, Edinburgh EH11 4EN
T: 0131 529 1288 or 1305
F: 0131 529 1307
E: archives@HBOSplc.com
W: http://www.hbosplc.com/abouthbos/History/Group_archives.asp

Bute Archive at Mount Stuart
Mount Stuart House and Gardens, Rothesay, Isle of Bute PA20 9LR
T: 01700 503 877
F: 01700 505 313
E: contactus@mountstuart.com
W: http://www.mountstuart.com/

Clackmannanshire Council Archives
26-28 Drysdale Street, ALLOA FK10 1JL
T: 01259 722 262
F: 01259 219 469
E: libraries@clacks.gov.uk
W: http://www.clacksweb.org.uk/dyna/archives

Clan Donald Centre Library

Armadale, Sleat, Isle of Skye IV45 8RS
T: 01599 534 454
F: 01471 844 275
E: library@cland.demon.co.uk
W: http://www.clandonald.com

 

Dumfries and Galloway Archives
Archive Centre, 33 Burns Street, Dumfries DG1 2PS
T: 01387 269 254
F: 01387 264 126
E: libarchive@dumgal.gov.uk
W: http://www.dumgal.gov.uk/dumgal/Services.aspx?id=40

Dumfries and Galloway Health Board Archives

Easterbrook Hall, Crichton Royal Hospital, Dumfries DG1 4TG
T: 01387 244 228
F: 01387 269 696

Dundee City Archives
Archive & Record Centre, 21 City Square, Dundee DD1 3BY
Callers please use 1 Shore Terrace, Dundee
T: 01382 434494
F: 01382 434666
E: archives@dundeecity.gov.uk
W: http://www.dundeecity.gov.uk/archives

Dundee University Archives
Tower Building, University of Dundee Dundee DD1 4HN
T: 01382 384 095
F: 01382 345 523
E: archives@dundee.ac.uk
W: http://www.dundee.ac.uk/archives/

East Dunbartonshire Council Information and Archives
William Patrick Library, 2-4 West High Street, Kirkintilloch, G66 1AD
T: 0141 776 8090
F: 0141 776 0408
E: sarah.chubb@eastdunbarton.gov.uk
W: http://www.eastdunbarton.gov.uk/

East Lothian Council Local History Centre
Haddington Library, Newton Port, Haddington, EH41 3HA
T: 01620 823307
W: http://www.eastlothian.gov.uk/

 

Edinburgh City Archives
City Chambers, High Street, Edinburgh EH1 1YJ
T: 0131 529 4291
W: http://www.edinburgh.gov.uk/

Edinburgh University Library: Special Collections Division
Edinburgh University Library, George Square, Edinburgh EH8 9LJ
T: 0131 650 8379
F: 0131 650 6863
E: special.collections@ed.ac.uk
W: http://www.lib.ed.ac.uk/lib/resources/collections/specdivision/

Falkirk Council Archives
History Research Centre, Callendar House, Callendar Park, Falkirk FK1 1YR
T: 01324 503 778 or 01324 503779
E: callendar.house@falkirk.gov.uk
W: http://www.falkirk.gov.uk/

Fife Council Archive Centre
Carleton House, The Haig Business Park, Balgonie Road, Markinch, KY7 6AQ
T: 01592 413256 or 01592 416504
E: andrew.dowsey@fife.gov.uk
W: http://www.fifedirect.org.uk

Glasgow Caledonian University Library and Information Centre
Cowcaddens Road, Glasgow G4 0BA
T: 0141 331 3199
F: 0141 331 3005
E: C.McCallum@gcal.ac.uk
W: http://www.learningservices.gcal.ac.uk/library/

Glasgow City Council Archives and Special Collections

Level 2, The Mitchell, North Street, Glasgow G3 7DN
T: 0141 287 2910 0r 2988
F: 0141 287 2815
E: lil@cls.glasgow.gov.uk
W: http://www.glasgow.gov.uk/

Glasgow School of Art
167 Renfrew Street, Glasgow G3 6RQ
T: 0141 353 4592
F: 0141 353 4670
E: archives@gsa.ac.uk
W: http://www.gsa.ac.uk/gsa.cfm?pid=640

Glasgow University Archive Services

13 Thurso Street, Glasgow G11 6PE
T: 0141 330 5515
F: 0141 330 4158
E: enquiries@archives.gla.ac.uk
W: http://www.archives.gla.ac.uk

Glasgow University Library Special Collections
Hillhead Street, Glasgow G12 8QE
T: 0141 330 6767
F: 0141 330 3793
E: special@lib.gla.ac.uk
W: http://special.lib.gla.ac.uk/

Greater Glasgow NHS Board Archive

77-87 Dumbarton Road, Glasgow G11 6PW
T: 0141 330 2992
F: 0141 330 4158
E: gghb@archives.gla.ac.uk
W: http://www.archives.gla.ac.uk/gghb/

Heriot-Watt University Archives
Corporate Communication Division, Cameron Smail Library, Riccarton, Edinburgh EH14 4AS
T: 0131 451 3218 or 0131 451 3219
F: 0131 451 3164
E: A.E.Jones@hw.ac.uk
W: http://www.hw.ac.uk/archive/

Highland Council Archive
Inverness Library, Farraline Park, Inverness IV1 1NH
T: 01463 220 330
F: 01463 711 128
E: archives@highland.gov.uk
W: http://www.highland.gov.uk/leisure/archives/

Jordanhill Archives
University of Strathclyde
see Strathclyde University Jordanhill Library (including Jordanhill Archives)

Lothian Health Services Archive
Special Collections, Edinburgh University Library, George Square, Edinburgh EH8 9LJ
T: 0131 650 3392
F: 0131 650 6863
E: lhsa@ed.ac.uk
W: http://www.lhsa.lib.ed.ac.uk/

Midlothian Council Archives

Local Studies Centre, Midlothian Library Headquarters, 2 Clerk Street, Loanhead, Midlothian EH20 9DR
T: 0131 271 3976
F: 0131 440 4635
E: local.studies@midlothian.gov.uk
W: http://www.midlothian.gov.uk

Moray Council
Local Heritage Centre, Old East End School, Institution Road, Elgin, Moray, IV30 1RP
T: 01343 569 011
E: heritage@moray.gov.uk
W: http://www.moray.gov.uk

National Archives of Scotland
HM General Register House, 2, Princes Street, Edinburgh EH1 3YY
T: 0131 535 1334 or 0131 535 1413
F: 0131 535 1328 or 0131 535 1411
E: enquiries@nas.gov.uk
W: http://www.nas.gov.uk

National Library of Scotland
Manuscripts Division, George IV Bridge, Edinburgh EH1 1EW
T: 0131 466 2812
F: 0131 466 2811
E: manuscripts@nls.uk
W: http://www.nls.uk

 

National Monuments Record of Scotland
Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland, John Sinclair House, 16 Bernard Terrace, Edinburgh EH8 9NL
T: 0131 662 1456
F: 0131 662 1499
E: nmrs@rcahms.gov.uk
W: http://www.rcahms.gov.uk

National Register of Archives for Scotland

HM General Register House, 2 Princes Street, Edinburgh EH1 3YY
T: 0131 535 1405
F: 0131 535 1430
E: nra@nas.gov.uk
W: http://www.nas.gov.uk

National Trust for Scotland
Wemyss House, 28 Charlotte Square, Edinburgh EH2 4ET
T: 0131 243 9300
F: 0131 243 9301
E: information@nts.org.uk
W: http://www.nts.org.uk/

Northern Health Services Archives
Aberdeen Royal Infirmary, Woolmanhill, Aberdeen AB25 1LD
T: 01224 663 123 ext 55562
E: f.watson@nhs.net

North Highland Archive
Wick Library, Sinclair Terrace, Wick, Caithness, KW1 5AB
T: 01955 606432
F: 01955 603000
E: north.highlandarchive@highland.gov.uk
W: http://www.highland.gov.uk/leisure/archives/northhighlandarchive/

North Lanarkshire Archive
Lenziemill Archive Centre, 10 Kelvin Road, Cumbernauld G67 2BA
T: 01236 737 114
F: 01236 781 762
E: museums@northlan.gov.uk
W: http://www.northlan.gov.uk/

Orkney Library and Archives
44, Junction Road, Kirkwall KW15 1AG
T: 01856 873 166
F: 01856 875 260
E: archives@orkneylibrary.org.uk
W: http://www.orkneylibrary.org.uk

Perth and Kinross Council Archive
A K Bell Library, 2-8 York Place, Perth PH2 8EP
T: 01738 477 012
F: 01738 477 010
E: archives@pkc.gov.uk
W: http://www.pkc.gov.uk/archives

The Royal Bank of Scotland Archives
26 St Andrew Square, Edinburgh EH2 2YB
T: 0131 523 2055 or 020 7615 6127
F: 0131 557 1623 or 020 7837 7560
E: archives@rbos.co.uk
W: http://www.rbs.com/

Royal College of Nursing Archives
Scottish Board, 42 South Oswald Road, Edinburgh EH9 2HH
T: 0131 662 1010
F: 0131 662 1032
E: archives@rcn.org.uk
W: http://www.qmuc.ac.uk/hn/history/index.htm

Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow
234-242 St Vincent Street, Glasgow G2 5RJ
T: 0141 221 6072
F: 0141 221 1804
E: carol.parry@rcpsg.ac.uk
W: http://www.rcpsglasg.ac.uk/

Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
Nicolson Street, Edinburgh EH8 9DW
T: 0131 527 1630 or 0131 527 1632 or 0131 527 1702
F: 0131 557 6406
E: library@rcsed.ac.uk
W: http://www.rcsed.ac.uk/content/faciliti/Library/

St Andrews University Library
Department of Special Collections, North Street, St Andrews KY16 9TR
T: 01334 462339
F: 01334 462282
E: library@st-andrews.ac.uk
W: http://specialcollections.st-and.ac.uk

Scottish Borders Archive and Local History Centre

St Mary's Mill, Selkirk TD7 5EU
T: 01750 724903
F: 01750 22875
E: archives@scotborders.gov.uk
W: http://www.scottishborders.gov.uk

Scottish Brewing Archives
Glasgow University Archive Services, 13 Thurso Street, Glasgow G11 6PE
T: 0141 330 6079 / 5515
F: 0141 330 2640
E: sba@archives.gla.ac.uk
W: http://www.archives.gla.ac.uk/sba/default.html

Scottish Catholic Archives

Columba House, 16 Drummond Place, Edinburgh EH3 6PL
T: 0131 556 3661
F: 0131 556 3661
E: sca@catholic-heritage.net
W: http://www.catholic-heritage.net/sca/

Scottish Jewish Archives Centre
129 Hill Street , Glasgow G3 6UB
T: 0141 332 4911
E: archives@sjac.fsbusiness.co.uk
W: http://www.sjac.org.uk

Scottish Life Archive
National Museums of Scotland, Chambers Street, Edinburgh EH1 1JF
T: 0131 247 4076 / 4346
F: 0131 220 4312
E: d.kidd@nms.ac.uk or h.brunton@nms.ac.uk
W: http://www.nms.ac.uk

 

Scottish Music Centre
1 Bowmont Gardens, Glasgow G12 9LR
T: 0141 334 6394
F: 0141 337 1161
E: info@scottishmusiccentre.com
W: http://www.scottishmusiccentre.com

Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art Archive
Dean Gallery, Belford Road , Edinburgh EH4 3DS
T: 0131 624 6252
F: 0131 623 7126
E: gmarchive@nationalgalleries.org
W: http://www.nationalgalleries.org/

Scottish Screen Archive
39-41 Montrose Avenue, Hillington Park, Glasgow G52 4LA
T: 0845 366 4600 (local rate)
F: 0845 366 4601
E: archive@scottishscreen.com
W: http://www.scottish-screen.com

Scottish Theatre Archive
Glasgow University Library, Hillhead Street, Glasgow G12 8QE
T: 0141 330 6767
F: 0141 330 3793
E: library@lib.gla.ac.uk
W: http://special.lib.gla.ac.uk

Shetland Archives
44 King Harald Street, Lerwick ZE1 0EQ
T: 01595 696247
F: 01595 696533
E: shetland.archives@sic.shetland.gov.uk
W: http://www.shetland.gov.uk/

South Lanarkshire Council Archives and Information Managament Service
30 Hawbank Road, College Milton, East Kilbride G74 5EX
T: 01355 239193
F: 01355 242365
W: http://www.southlanarkshire.gov.uk

Stirling Council Archives Services
5 Borrowmeadow Road, Stirling FK7 7UW
T: 01786 450745
F: 01786 433005
E: archive@stirling.gov.uk
W: http://www.stirling.gov.uk/

Stirling University Library and Special Collections
University of Stirling, Stirling FK9 4LA
T: 01786 467 236
F: 01786 466 866
W: http://www.library.stir.ac.uk

Strathclyde University Jordanhill Archives
University of Strathclyde, Jordanhill Library, 76 Southbrae Drive, Glasgow G13 1PP
T: 0141 950 3300
F: 0141 950 3150
E: archives@strath.ac.uk
W: http://www.strath.ac.uk/archives/

Strathclyde University Library Archives and Special Collections
University of Strathclyde, Andersonian Library, Curran Building, 101 St James Road, Glasgow, G4 0NS
T: 0141 548 4635
F: 0141 552 3304
E: archives@strath.ac.uk
W: http://www.strath.ac.uk/archives/

Strathclyde University Archives
University of Strathclyde, McCance Building, 16 Richmond Street, Glasgow G1 1XQ
T: 0141 548 2497
F: 0141 552 0775
E: archives@strath.ac.uk
W: http://www.strath.ac.uk/archives/

West Lothian Council Archives

7 9 Dunlop Square, Deans Industrial Estate, Livingston, West Lothian EH54 8SB
T: 01506 773770
E: archive@westlothian.gov.uk
W: http://www.westlothian.gov.uk/libraries