National Records of Scotland

Preserving the past, Recording the present, Informing the future

Contact Us

Contact Us


If you have an enquiry for a specific team, please search for their respective section on our website and check for a specified contact method.

Please send any enquiries related to historical and legal documents held in our archives (which are not available on our ScotlandsPeople website) to [email protected].

Please send all Freedom of Information (FOI) requests / enquiries to [email protected]

All other general enquiries to [email protected].

Please note that replies will be sent from [email protected] so please check your Junk/Spam folder to make sure you see any responses.

Please be aware that these email addresses should not be used to send us confidential information. Emails that you send us, and those that we may send to you, are not secure because email messages can be intercepted.


All NRS General Enquiries

0131 202 0451 from 10:00 to 12:00 Monday to Friday.

Please note, bookings for seats in the ScotlandsPeople search room cannot be taken over the telephone and must be done online.