National Records of Scotland

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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

25 November 2021, 5.00-6.00pm
A Queen's Jewel Box: The 1566 inventory of Mary Queen of Scots' jewellery
Dr Alison Rosie, Registrar, National Register of Archives for Scotland

In 1854 an inventory of Mary Queen of Scots’ rich collection of jewellery, annotated in her handwriting with bequests to her relatives and courtiers, was discovered in General Register House. This talk will look at the contents of the inventory and what it says about Mary’ style during her personal reign and the personal networks she valued and relied on.

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].