News and features

Welcome to our news and features section.

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01/10/21

Over 1,500 records dating mainly to 2005 are now available to search and download for free

01/10/21

The ‘Devil’s Porridge’ of HM Factory Gretna and the brave women who worked there

01/10/21

A quarrelsome couple and an introduction to witchcraft in early modern Scotland

01/10/21

Our feature on Scottish forms of marriage, the impact on people’s lives and how they were recorded by the church.

21/06/21

Discover more about the history of poor relief in Scotland

18/06/21

We find glimpses of the love lives of the Pre-Raphaelite circle in the kirk session minutes.

11/05/21

The act of bravery undertaken by the youngest lieutenant colonel in the British Army

16/03/21

Kirk session records now available online

11/02/21

The tale of a family dispute over inheritance and a favoured child.