National Records of Scotland

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Doors Open Days 2020

Doors Open Days 2020

This digital exhibition was curated as part of Digital Doors Open Days 2020. It features a variety of records from our archive chosen by NRS staff on the theme of ‘staff favourites’. Click on an image to zoom in and view it in detail.

Please contact us for any enquiries regarding the content of this exhibition.

Intricate decoupage of a thistle surmounted by a crown  The Order of the Thistle Image of prisoner William Porter

CH12/16/43/7

Intricate decoupage of a thistle surmounted by a crown

GD100/317A/9

The Order of the Thistle

HH21/48/3

William Porter, prisoner

Archibald Brown Naysmith's Military Appeal Tribunal Papers Treason Trials: Commission of oyer and terminer Back to the Torture Chambers image

HH30/1/1/6

Archibald Brown Naysmith's Military Appeal Tribunal Papers

JC21/1/2

Treason Trials: Commission of oyer and terminer

JC26/1913/90

Back to the Torture Chamber!

Image of  Ground floor plan for General Register House, Princes Street: Morton-Baldwin design for Register Offices Will of 202253 Private Thomas Walker, 2nd Bn., King's Own Scottish Borderers, formerly 2305 Royal Scots Image of the whistler

RHP6082/2

General Register House, Princes Street: Morton-Baldwin design for Register Offices: Ground floor plan

SC70/8/921/34/6

Will of 202253 Private Thomas Walker, 2nd Bn., King's Own Scottish Borderers, formerly 2305 Royal Scots

UCS1/118/736/2378

The whistler

Old Parish Death Register The Declaration of Arbroath Treaty of Perpetual Peace between England and Scotland

685/1/990/124

Old Parish Death Register

SP13/7

The Declaration of Arbroath

SP6/31

Treaty of Perpetual Peace between England and Scotland

Itemised account book of royal household 1534/1535 Ben Nevis Observatory - life at 4,400 feet Soldiers of the Blackwatch (Royal Highlanders) in front of the Great Pyramid and sphinx

E31/6

Itemised account book from the royal household 1534/1535

MET1/8/1/82/21

Ben Nevis Observatory - life at 4,400 feet

GD483/26/2

Soldiers of the Blackwatch (Royal Highlanders) in front of the Great Pyramid and sphinx

Embroidered religious book The Forth Bridge Oscar Slater

RH13/78

Embroidered religious book 

BR/FOR/4/34/223

The Forth Bridge

HH15/20/1/6

Oscar Slater

Scotichronicon RMS Lusitania on the slipway of John Brown & Co, Clydebank while under construction Whisky label

GD45/26/48

Scotichronicon

UCS128/7

RMS Lusitania on the slipway of John Brown & Co, Clydebank while under construction

CE57/4/50

Whisky label

Painting a post box Royal Pardon for Treachery Stablising vats, HM Munitions Factory, Gretna

GD58/21/2/28

Painting a post box

GD430/179

Royal Pardon for Treachery

GD1/1011/16 

Stabilising vats, HM Munitions Factory, Gretna

image 1 Trial against Thomas Aitkenhead, student of divinity, for blasphemy The Articles of Union

The first capture of the Scottish Government website

JC2/19/295

Trial against Thomas Aitkenhead, student of divinity, for blasphemy

SP13/210

The Articles of Union