Description and notes
|Board of Trade miscellaneous records
|Records of the Scottish Chancery. The list is in OPAC, but not the indexes. Consult paper copies at NRS.
|Patent Specifications. There are manuscript indexes available at NRS (C19).
|Records of the Court of Session. OPAC contains the basic lists of court registers which have to be ordered out and searched to identify the individual processes associated with them. We are transferring the content in the registers into OPAC so that they can be used as an index to surviving processes and to identify actions which took place but for which no processes survive. Index information for the following series will appear gradually in OPAC as work progresses:
See our online Guides to the Records for more information on these series.
- CS46 (Acts & Decreets, 5th series, 1830-1998). Years 1830-40, 1850-1851, 1878, and 1880-1994 are now on OPAC;
- CS248-CS249 (Unextracted processes, 2nd Arrangement 1822-1911);
- CS281 (Bill Chamber Petitions in Sequestrations 1856-1955);
- CS315 (Curatories and Factories, 1850-1948).
|Papers of the Montgomerie family, Earls of Eglinton. Work is in progress on this collection.
|Papers of the Hay family, Marquesses of Tweeddale. This list is only partially in OPAC.
|Papers of the Dukes of Gordon. This list is in OPAC, except for the detailed sections on title deeds to land.
|Papers of the Dundas family of Melville, Viscounts Melville. This list is in OPAC, except for section 18.
|Charters of the Abbey of Melrose. Work in progress.
|John MacKay Collection.
|Papers of the Edmonstone Family of Duntreath
|Douglas Collection. Work is in progress on this.
|GD103/1 is catalogued in a list published by the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland.
|Papers of the Rose family of Kilravock, Inverness-shire.
|Papers of E. W. M. Balfour-Melville.
|Papers of the Lockhart Ross family of Balnagown, Ross-shire. Section 2 is on OPAC. Section 1 awaits work.
|Papers of the Steuart family of Coltness.
|Papers of the Wardlaw-Ramsay Family of Whitehill and Tillicoultry.
|Papers of the Baird Family of Elie, Fife .
|Papers of the Hamilton Bruce Family. A small proportion of this collection still remains to be added.
|Papers of the Gilchrist Family of Ospisdale, Sutherland.
|GD160 Papers of the Drummond family of Drummond Castle, earls of Perth. This list is in OPAC, except for the detailed sections on title deeds to land. These will be added at a later date.
|Papers of the Family of Hamilton-Grierson
|Papers of the Blair Family of Blair.
|Records of Montgomerie Flemings Fyfe MacLean & Co., Solicitors, Glasgow.
|John Macleod collection
|Papers of the Bonar Family of Keltie and Kilgraston
|Papers of the Earl of Rothes
|Papers of J Maitland Thomson. Work is in progress on this.
|Papers of the Graham family, Dukes of Montrose. Section 1 on title deeds is in progress. All other records are in OPAC.
|Papers of the Leith-Hay family of Leith Hall, Aberdeenshire. Work is in progress on this.
|Papers of the Findlay family of Carnell
|Records of Fraser Stoddart and Ballingall, WS, lawyers, Edinburgh
|Papers of the Cochrane family, Earls of Dundonald. Parts of this collection are already on OPAC.
|Papers of Dundas and Wilson, C.S. The section GD236/1 is not on OPAC, as it requires re-cataloguing. The section GD236/2 is on OPAC.
|Records of Thomson and Baxter, W.S., solicitors (incorporating Campbell and Lamond and Thomson, Dickson and Shaw). Some but not all of this list is now on OPAC.
|Records of Shepherd and Wedderburn, WS, solicitors, Edinburgh
|Records of Skene, Edwards and Garson, WS, solicitors. Parts of this collection are already on OPAC.
|Papers of the Forbes-Sempill family of Craigievar, Lords Sempill
|Papers of the Milne-Home family of Wedderburn. This list is in OPAC, except for some detailed sections on title deeds to land.
|Papers of the Borthwick family of Crookston, Midlothian, Lords Borthwick.
|Records of George Heriot’s Trust. This list is in OPAC, except for some detailed sections on title deeds to land.
|Industrial Tribunals (Scotland)
|Records of the High Court of Justiciary less than 100 years old are not shown in OPAC for data protection reasons.
The High Court case papers (JC26) for the years 1550 to 1787 are currently listed by box only, often with several boxes per year. We are cataloguing these cases individually as resources permit. The cases from 1788 to 1920 are listed on OPAC.
|Records of the Privy Seal of Scotland. The list of volumes is in OPAC, but not the indexes. See paper indexes in NRS reading room.
|Register of Deeds of the Court of Session. The list of registers is in OPAC, but not their indexes. Paper indexes for the years 1554-1595, 1661-1702, 1705-7, 1714-15, 1750-2, 1765, and from 1770 to the present are available in the NRS reading room.
|Register House Charters. Work is in progress on this.
|Miscellaneous Charters Post 1600. OPAC provides a box list of these charters. A full index will be added later.
|The Register of Sasines.
See our online Guides to the Records for more information on this series.
- Lists of some of the records are in OPAC. The indexes and abridgements are only available in paper form in the Legal Search Room at General Register House.
- There is an electronic search tool for sasines from 1781. This is only available in the in the NRS reading room.
- The Register of Sasines for 1905 onwards can also be searched on payment of a fee using the Registers of Scotland, Scotland's Land Information Service (ScotLIS)
|The Register of Entails (Tailzies). The list for this series is in OPAC, but not the indexes (RT3/1-3). See paper copies in NRS reading room.
|Records of Kirkwall Sheriff Court. Most of these are held in Kirkwall. They are listed in OPAC but the following indexes to the calendars of deeds recorded in the court, 1732-1775 (SC11/50/10-15) and 1809-1953 (SC11/51) are only available in paper form in the NRS Search Room.
|Records of Edinburgh Sheriff Court. The list is in OPAC, except for the index to civil processes 1830-1900 (SC39/17) which is only available in paper form in the NRS Search Room.
|Records of Dunblane Sheriff Court. The list is in OPAC, except for the index to civil processes 1809-1900 (SC44/22) which is only available in paper form in the NRS Search Room.
|Records of HM Commissary Office, Edinburgh. The list of the records in this series is in OPAC, but not the index to the individual wills and testaments.
- The index of confirmations to Scottish wills 1876 to 1901 can be seen at ScotlandsPeople and can also be searched electronically in the NRS search room.
- The index to confirmations 1902-1984 is available only in paper or fiche form in the NRS search room.
- There is an electronic index for confirmations 1985-1996 which is available in the NRS search room.
|Records of Upper Clyde Shipbuilders. Work is in progress on this.