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Discover Scottish Archives, find out what archives are and how you can visit, find your local archives, take a look at some of the wonderful items in archive collections, and get involved.

Scottish Archives Map

Location & contact details for archives across Scotland

What are archives?

Discover what an archive is and how you can go about visiting one.

What's on in the Archives?

Discover talks, events and workshops in archives across Scotland

Family History

Discover your Scottish ancestry and tell your own Scottish story

Blogs & Links

Discover Scottish archives, records, digital and conservation blogs

Get Involved Online

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Archives Awareness

Campaigns exploring different themes & stories

Image Galleries

Showcasing Scottish archive collections

Spotlight On...

Some of the weird & wonderful items in Scotland's archives