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What does the access status (and the coloured dots beside the records) mean?
The access status gives information about whether this record is likely to be accessible in the National Archives of Scotland or in another archive.

  Access statusExplanation  
OpenNo access conditions have been applied to this item or collection.

You should use the ‘What now’ button to find out how to see the item or collection in the appropriate search room at the National Archives of Scotland or in another archive.
Closed The item or collection is not accessible to the public.

This might be because the item is undergoing conservation It might be closed for a number of years, under Data Protection legislation, or by a private owner of the records.

Further details about the closure should be found in the detailed results page for the item or you can use the ‘What now’ button at that page to find out how to make an enquiry concerning it.
Conditions may apply Conditions may apply to access to this item or collection.

This might be because the item appears in the NAS catalogue but is deposited in another archive. It might be because access is to a digital copy of the item rather than the original. Further details of the conditions should be found in the entry for the item or collection or you can use the ‘What now’ button at that page to find out how to make an enquiry concerning it.

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