National Records of Scotland - NRS

From 1 April 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.

In Edinburgh's city centre there are three search rooms where you can consult all government and private records which are held by the NAS and are open to public access. In the search rooms you have access to a full range of research services, including advice from staff. Alternatively, it is possible to carry out some research remotely, either by using this website, or by making enquiries by post, e-mail, telephone or fax.

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Opening hours

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Admission charges

Free with reader's ticket (please see website for details of how to obtain a reader's ticket).

National Records of Scotland - NRS
The National Archives of Scotland, H M General Register House, 2 Princes Street




0131 535 1314

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