National Records of Scotland

Preserving the past, Recording the present, Informing the future

Events, Talks and Visits

Events, Talks and Visits

Please note that we have postponed our onsite events, talks and workshops and closed bookings until further notice and we hope to reschedule them for a future date. However, we are pleased to announce the virtual events listed below.

Please refer to our Service Status page for the latest information on what NRS services are available. You can also keep up to date via Twitter: @NatRecordsScot

Online Public Talks

23 September 2021, 5.00-6.00pm
Opening Doors to Edinburgh's New Town's Past - its planning as reactions to plague, poverties and property ownership?
Dr Anthony Lewis, Curator of Scottish History for Glasgow Life Museums

This talk by Dr Anthony Lewis focuses on some possible motivations for enlarging and improving Edinburgh in the first half of the 1700s. It will refer to HM General Register House itself as a key building in this process and emphasise the importance of using the archives held there in National Records of Scotland, and elsewhere, to appreciate their contributions to understanding Edinburgh's people and the city’s institutions at a time of crisis.

Places for this talk can be booked via Eventbrite.


National Records of Scotland’s (NRS) Outreach and Learning department supports learning for all age groups. Our Services for Schools are designed to support the Scottish Curriculum for Excellence and National Qualifications. NRS staff can also provide specialist talks to interested groups.

If you have any enquiries about our services, please contact: [email protected].