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. Our Schools Programme offers workshops in General Register House for primary and secondary school pupils, and if travel to our building in Edinburgh is a problem, learning activities can be delivered by web conference.

Scottish Archives for Schools

Scottish Archives for Schools (SAfS) is our education website where teachers can access online resources and details of our free Schools Programme and how to book.  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.

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
Talks and visits for groups in further and higher education

We deliver a limited number of specialised talks/workshops for groups of undergraduate and postgraduate students. To make enquiries, please contact: or telephone 0131 535 1354.

Schools programme

For information on school visits and workshops, visit the Scottish Archives for Schools website or contact our Education team at