National Records of Scotland

Preserving the past, Recording the present, Informing the future



This privacy notice tells you what to expect when National Records of Scotland (NRS) collects personal information. It applies to information we collect when you:

  • visit our websites (including cookies, IP addresses, hostnames and search engine)
  • use our social media channels (Twitter and WordPress)
  • phone, email or make a complaint to us
  • take part in Scotland’s Census
  • visit our search rooms
  • apply for a job, hold or have held a job with NRS
  • want to access your personal information

It also explains when and how we disclose personal information.

This privacy notice covers this website ( and the following websites which are managed by NRS:

NRS Web Archive (

Scottish Documents (

Scottish Archives for Schools (SAFS) (

Scottish Archives Network (SCAN) (

NRS Privacy Notice (189 KB PDF)

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