The purpose of the Digital Archive is to make digital images of historical records available online. Between 1999 and 2003 The Scottish Archive Network project experimented with ways of making digital and electronic versions of historical records available online. The results of these experiments can be seen in the Virtual Vault, Exhibitions and in other parts of the site. They mostly rely on relatively low quality images and might eventually be replaced by better version on one of the National Archives of Scotland websites.
See a comprehensive list of digital and electronic versions of Scottish historical records created by the SCAN project in the Digital Archive – a selection.
Or go to one of the following areas of the site:
- on a variety of subjects
compiled by SCAN or its participating archives.
aimed mainly at pupils studying Scottish History
Records - records
relating to emigration from Scotland, including
an index of Highlands & Islands Emigration
Society passenger lists.
Vault - images of
Scottish historical records, arranged by type
History week - images
of Scottish historical records donated by some
of SCAN's participating archives during Local
History Week in 2002.