National Records of Scotland

Preserving the past, Recording the present, Informing the future

Services for Schools

Services for Schools

We provide a flexible service that is designed to support a wide range of Scottish Curriculum areas and National Qualifications. From September to March within the school year we can deliver workshops in General Register House to Scottish primary and secondary school pupils.

For information on school visits and workshops, please contact: or telephone 0131 535 1354.

Scottish Archives for Schools

Scottish Archives for Schools (SAfS) is our education website (currently under development) where teachers and learners can access online resources. We offer opportunities for interdisciplinary learning at different levels across a variety of themes and topics, such as Scottish identity, letters and diaries, Victorian life and the world wars.

Talks and visits for groups in further and higher education

We deliver a limited number of specialised talks and workshops for groups of undergraduate and postgraduate students visiting with their tutors to investigate particular topics. Similarly, we can accommodate a small number of visits each year from local history or other specialist interest groups. Such visits are by appointment only.

To make enquiries, please contact: or telephone 0131 535 1354.

Scottish Archive Network education modules

National Records of Scotland is a partner in the Scottish Archive Network (SCAN) which links more than 50 participating archives across the country. Together we have produced an education micro-site that features the following modules:

  • Using Sources
  • Coal Mining in Scotland
  • Public Health and Housing
  • Women's Suffrage in Scotland