The National Archives of Scotland’s premises will be opening its doors for the last time to the public on Friday 25th February 2011. From Monday 28th, access to National Archives collections will be exclusively available at General Register House.
Increasing use will also be made of digital images of popular record series in the Historical Search Room.
The risk of damage to the original plans in transit makes it impractical to produce original plans at General Register house.
People who need access to originals can do so by making an appointment to visit the modern records storage facility, Thomas Thomson House, at Sighthill, Edinburgh.This service will be made available later in the spring.
“We have found self-service photography of records at West Register House works well and is liked by customers, so we aim to make this a permanent facility in the new consolidated search room.
In preparation for the change we have already moved some major record series to General Register House so they are more readily available. A list of these records is given below.
George P Mackenzie
Keeper of the Records of Scotland
AD14: Crown Office (criminal) precognitions, 1801-1900
BR/CAL/15: Caledonian Railway staff records, 1867-1935
BR/EDP/15: Edinburgh Perth and Dundee Railway and Scottish Central Railway staff records, 1856
BR/GNS/15: Great North of Scotland Railway staff records, 1870-1929
BR/GSW/15:Glasgow and South Western Railway staff records, 1890s-1930s
BR/HR/15: Highland Railway staff records, 1878-1957
BR/LMS/15: London Midland and Scottish Railway staff records, 1924-1948
BR/LNE/15: London and North Eastern Railway staff records, 1923-1947
BR/NBR/15:North British Railway staff records, 1867-1936
CS17: Court of Session: Printed General Minute Books, 1782-1990; Court Rolls1953-1973; Register of Decrees in Consistorial Causes, 1971-current.
CS96: Court of Session: productions in processes, 1495-1947
CS271: Court of Session: Bill Chamber Processes, Old Series, 1670-1852
JC26: Criminal Processes, 1550-1995
RH4: Microfilms of material not held by NAS, 12th – 20th centuries.”
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