Archives are the documented memory of people, places, history and the nation. They tell our stories, enrich our lives, connect us with the past and give us a sense of identity.  Archives can bring families and communities together by telling us who we are and where we come from.   Archives come in many forms – written, photographic, audio, visual, film and digital – influencing and improving almost every aspect of life in Scotland.

Use these resources to find out more about Scotland’s wonderfully rich treasure trove of archive material.  You can learn about where to look for archives, how to search for records as well as information if you are thinking of a career in this amazing sector.


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