National Records of Scotland

Preserving the past, Recording the present, Informing the future

Booking a Search Place

Booking a Search Place

You can book a search room seat in advance by using our online booking system or by visiting us in person. You will need to be a registered user of our ScotlandsPeople website to make an online booking. It is free to register.

When booking online you can select the day, the search room and your seat. You must fully pay for your seat. It is not possible to reserve a search room seat.

You must take along proof of your booking on the day of your visit and then you will be able to start your family history research at your selected seat.

Age restrictions apply for children aged 15 and under.  For more details please refer to the Accessibility statement on our ScotlandsPeople website.