Discover what the census can tell you about the history of a house
Scotland's first female Advocate, King's Counsel and Sheriff Principal
We celebrate the life of Mairi Chisholm to commemorate Remembrance
From ploughman to private: the story of a Crimean War hero from Aberdeenshire
Louis Bruce was the first black British Olympian. We celebrate Bruce's life for this year's Black History Month.
Our Records: Sir Henry Littlejohn (1826-1914), medical officer of health and expert in forensic medicine
Discover the life of one of Scotland's medical and public health pioneers
Our Records: Peter McLagan (1823-1900), British Liberal Party politician and Scotland’s first black MP
Peter McLagan was Scotland’s first and, to date, only black MP. We celebrate his life for this year's Black History Month.
A minister, family man and advocate for the abolishment of slavery