National Records of Scotland

Preserving the past, Recording the present, Informing the future



View images of some of our most treasured documents and photographs from the archives of the National Records of Scotland.

State Papers and Parliament Seals ExchequerCourts of Law Church Records Private Papers

You can read more about our treasures in 'Treasures of the National Archives', a published selection of some of the most important and treasured documents in the archives of National Records of Scotland, ranging from the Declaration of Arbroath to the first Act of the new Scottish Parliament and a schoolboy's jotter written by one of the last inhabitants of St Kilda.

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If you did you not find what you were looking for, please consult our photographic research page, which gives a select list of photographic collections and image libraries in Scotland.