In the undernoted
sites you can see, in significant quantities, digital versions of Scottish historical
The Aberdeen Bestiary (Aberdeen University
Library MS 24) is considered to be one of the best examples of its type. The digitised
version, offering the display of full-page images and of detailed views of illustrations
and other significant features, is complemented by a series of commentaries, and
a transcription and translation of the original Latin.
This site, created
by the University of Aberdeen's Centre for Irish and Scottish Studies, contains
the records of over 21,000 passengers who embarked at Glasgow and Greenock for
non-European destinations between 1 January and 30 April 1923, and at other Scottish
ports between 1890 and 1960.
A portal with an invaluable directory
of websites, in Scotland and abroad, which offer free online sources of information,
such as digital images of records, databases, indexes and lists.
ScotlandsPeople is the official online source of parish
register, civil registration, census records, wills and testaments as well as valuation rolls for Scotland.
A partnership between the National Records of Scotland and the Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland, providing access to local history sources, such as maps and plans, archaeological surveys, tax rolls and other records.
A huge archive of film and radio clips
covering all aspects of life in Twentieth Century Scotland and a forum where Scots
(wherever they are in the world) can email in their stories and recollections
of life in Scotland.
The Stair Society was founded in 1934 to
encourage the study and advance the knowledge of Scots Law by the publication
of original documents and by the reprinting and editing of works of sufficient
rarity or importance. This SCAN-hosted website includes digital images of two
volumes of early Scottish Parliamentary material which are held by the National
Records of Scotland (NRS). The 13th century Berne MS (PA5/1) and the 14th century
Ayr Manuscript (reference PA5/2) are two of the earliest surviving manuscripts
of the laws of Scotland.
Accounts of Scotland Online
The two Statistical
Accounts made accessible free across the web. A fantastic resource for anyone
in interested in Scottish local history.
As told by local historians and
illustrated with hundreds of images from Clydebank Library and other collections.
A website combining over 15,000 images of
records from Glasgow's archives and libraries with 500 themed stories on the history
of the city of Glasgow.
the Medicine Chest
Accessing Medical Records at
the University of Dundee Archive Services. A site which allows online research
into the records of Tayside Health Board, Dundee Dental Hospital, asylums, hospitals,
boards of management, colleges of nursing in the Tayside area, and other medical
collections relating to medical organisations and individuals held by the University
of Dundee Archives.
Free online access to rare and unique materials held by Edinburgh City Libriaries in a variety of media depicting the cultural heritage of Edinburgh and Scotland.
An online database of photographs of the
Glasgow area from Glasgow City Archives and the Mitchell Library, Glasgow.
The first central database of statutory burial and cremation registers for the UK and Republic of Ireland - a unique resource for family history researchers and professional genealogists.
Edinburgh Dean of Guild Court
An online catalogue listing Edinburgh Dean of Guild Court records.