The Scottish Archive Network Knowledge Base is a database of answers to questions frequently asked in Scottish archives, combined with a directory of where to find historical records - arranged geographically. This facility is developing all the time and will build into a major research resource for all types of archive users, from complete beginners to regular researchers, with contributions from our participating archives.

The Knowledge Base is arranged into two sections:
record types
and subjects (including people).

The SCAN Gazetteer, formerly accessible on this site, has been superseded by a much more comprehensive gazetteer on the ScotlandsPlaces website.

Select a topic from the drop down lists below.

Record Types