When will the 1921 Scottish census be available on ScotlandsPeople?

The National Records of Scotland (NRS), who are responsible for the ScotlandsPeople service, plan to release indexed images of the 1921 Scottish Census on www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk  and in the ScotlandsPeople Centre in the second half of 2022.

Publication of the census is a very complex process - it involves transcribing, indexing and quality assuring over four million individual named records held on over 200,000 images. Our priority is the publication of the images as soon as we can in a professional and cost effective manner.

I am sorry that we are unable to provide more information at this time. Our guidance about census returns provides more information about the taking of the census and how to search open census records.