Edinburgh City Archives

Level 1, City Chambers, 253 High Street
Edinburgh EH1 1YJ


We hold the official historical records of the council and its previous authorities. We also have records about the Edinburgh area created by individuals, businesses, societies, clubs and organisations.

Lloyds Banking Group Archives

12 Bankhead Crossway South
Edinburgh EH11 4EN


The Archive of Lloyds Banking Group is our corporate memory. It charts the expansion, development and innovations that have made us the company we are today.

National Archives of Scotland (NAS)

The National Records of Scotland, HM General Register House, 2 Princes Street
Edinburgh EH1 3YY


We perform the registration and statistical functions of the Registrar General for Scotland, including responsibility for demographic statistics and census, and the archival functions of the Keeper including maintaining the archives as one of Scotland's five National Collections, and providing a leadership role for Scottish archive and record professionals. We are also responsible for the service for family history provided under the highly successful ScotlandsPeople brand.

National Library of Scotland

George IV Bridge
Edinburgh EH1 1EW


Scotland's largest library and the world centre for the study of Scotland and the Scots. Thanks to our UK legal deposit status, we are also a vast reference library. Collections: 7 million printed books, 120,000 volumes of manuscripts, 1.6 million maps, and over 20,000 newspaper and magazine titles.

National Records of Scotland - NRS

The National Archives of Scotland, H M General Register House, 2 Princes Street
Edinburgh EH1 3YY


In 2011, the General Register Office for Scotland merged with the NAS to become the National Records of Scotland (NRS). The NAS has been making the archives of Scotland available through its publications since the early 19th century. So whether you are studying history or reading it purely for your own pleasure, our range of publications can help bring the past alive.

Royal Commission on the Ancient & Historical Monuments of Scotland - RCAHMS

John Sinclair House, 16 Bernard Terrace
Edinburgh EH8 9NX


The Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland (RCAHMS) collects, records and interprets information on the architectural, industrial, archaeological and maritime heritage of Scotland. We have been doing this for more than a hundred years, and our archive offers a unique insight into the special nature of Scotland's Places.

Scottish Printing Archival Trust

3 Zetland Place
Edinburgh EH5 3HU


The Scottish Printing Archival Trust was formed in 1988 to con_serve 'know_ledge and examples of Scotland's print_ing her_it_age for the bene_fit of the public and print/media education'. The Trust pro_motes interest in the his_tory of the Scottish print_ing industry, which is one of Scotland's oldest. It does not hold any archival col_lec_tions itself, but works with vari_ous insti_tu_tions to ensure that print_ing archives and arte_facts are not lost.

Scottish Rugby Union Library

Murrayfield Stadium
Edinburgh EH12 5PJ


Join our knowledgable guides on a tour around Murrayfield, the home of Scottish Rugby. Your visit includes the Royal Box, pitchside, tunnel and dressing rooms, President's Suite, TV studio and corporate boxes (not all areas may be available).


John Sinclair House, 16 Bernard Terrace
Edinburgh EH8 9NX


Scran is the award-winning learning website with over 360,000 images, videos and sounds from museums, galleries, archives and the media. Collections: Key holdings in the areas of art history, photography, british history, archaeology, architectural history, social history, industrial history, everyday life, historic maps, scottish culture and local history. Collections also include artefacts from other world cultures, including Africa, the Far East and America.