National Records of Scotland

Many visitors to this Blog will be aware of the continuing restriction on access to the National Records of Scotland. This morning the NRS issue dates following statement:

“From Monday 24 October, we are removing the requirement to book seats in advance to visit our Historical Search Room.

We will also begin increasing the number of people who can use the search room at the same time.

The current seat booking request queue will close at the end of August and we will allocate seats to those who have already made bookings. If you have submitted an enquiry or seat booking request, there is no need to contact us again: we will contact you over the coming weeks to arrange your visit.

Records labelled “Off-site” in the online NRS catalogue will be available to order from Monday 24 October at least 48 hours in advance of your visit.

We are working on plans to resume our copying and printing services and will provide further information in due course.

Thank you for your continued patience while we work through this transition period.

We still strongly encourage the wearing of face coverings in communal spaces or when moving around our buildings and recommend continued hand-hygiene and distancing.”


Thesis welcome news.