National Records of Scotland

Preserving the past, Recording the present, Informing the future

Copying Services

Copying Services

Our fees and charges for copying services cover:

  • Legal inspection and enquiry fees, copy extracts and premium service
  • Copy order requests taken in the Historical Search Room
  • Estimates for postal and email requests
  • Paper copies and digital images of Register House plans
  • Conservation charges
  • Pagination charges
  • Postal charges

Copies supplied are for private and non-commercial research only. Customers may not reproduce any material supplied for any reason without written permission from NRS and/or from the owner of the original item as applicable. Further information can be obtained by contacting NRS staff.

Our leaflet Fees and charges in the Historical and Legal Search Rooms (93 KB PDF) provides further details.

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Self-service photography

You are allowed to use your camera to photograph documents in the Historical Search Room provided there are no restrictions and certain conditions are met.

Please be aware that if NRS does not own a record collection it is very likely that NRS cannot give permission for you to take your own photographs of documents in that collection. Deposited (loaned) collections where this restriction will apply include those whose collection references begin GD, though NRS does own some collections in that group. We may also exclude items where photography would damage them or otherwise place them at risk.   Before taking any photographs you should consult the Search Room Officer who will provide advice.

Scanners are not permitted.