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Recent Additions to the Scotland Pages

This page highlights recent additions to the Scotland pages.

NOTE: This page only addresses the Scotland pages; it does not reflect additions to the Scottish county pages.

November 2015

Almanacs (New Section added)
Added new section including links
Scotland's Almanac and National Depository, 1846, with a Register for Edinburgh.
Scotland: A National Register, 1921

Business and Commerce Records (New Section added)
Added new section including links
Business Archives Council of Scotland.
Scottish Brewing Archive. 

Cemeteries
Added link
The Commonwealth War Graves Commission commemorates the 1,700,000 men and women of the Commonwealth forces who died in the two world wars.

Census
Amended text of the Census page.

Church Directories (New Section added)
Added new section including links
Scottish Post Office Directories Overview of church directories published by the Post Office and private publishers in Scotland between 1773 and 1911.
Scotland's Churches Trust The website of Scotland's Churches Trust opens the door to Scotland's story by exploring living traditions of faith across the country.

Colonization (New Section added)
Added new section including links
Darien Colony - Education Scotland - An expedition of five ships was sent on 14 July 1698 to create a Scots colony on the Isthmus of Panama. It was hoped that the colony of ‘New Caledonia’ would generate trade with the Far East. Some believe that this tragic endeavour led to Scotland believing it could not survive without English assistance, thus leading to the 1707 Acts of Union.

Dwellings
Added link
Raising the Bar, an introduction to Scotland's Historic Pubs, by Historic Scotland.

Ethnology (New Section added)
Added new section including links
Scottish Life Archive

Folklore (New Section added)
Added new section including links
Scottish myths, folklore and legends
Scotland's Stories
Scottish Myths and Legends

Heraldry (New Section added)
Added new section including links
The Heraldry Society of Scotland
Origins of Scottish Heraldry
Scottish Tartans Authority

Historical Geography
Added link
A Topographical Dictionary of Scotland by Samuel Lewis. Contains detailed topographical accounts of places, parishes and counties in Scotland. Originally published in two volumes, here given together.

Inventories, Registers, and catalogues (New Section added)
Added new section including links
National Records of Scotland - Manuscript catalogues and guides.

Jewish History (New Section added)
Added new section including links
Jewish communities and congregations in Scotland There is no evidence of Jewish settlement in Scotland before the mid-17th century, when various converted Jews were to be found at Scottish Universities.

Jewish Records (New Section added)
Added new section including links
Scottish Jewish Archives Centre

Manors (New Section added)
Added new section including links
Castles, Manors and Abbeys in Scotland
Photographs of Scottish Castles and Manor Houses

Maps
Added links
Map of Scotland by S. Lewis & Co., London, c1840
Betts's New Map Of Scotland, c1847  

Military Records (New Section added)
National Records of Scotland - Military Records

Naturalisation and Citizenship (New Section added)
Added new section including links
Naturalised Britons

Obituaries (New Section added)
Added new section including links
National Library of Scotland - Obituaries

Officials and Employees (New Section added)
Added new section including links
Trade Unions and Co-operative Societies

Orphans and Orphanages (New Section added)
Added new section including links
Quarriers
Former Childrens Homes

Postal and Shipping Guides (New Section added)
Added new section including links
Scottish Post Office Directories

Public Records (New Section added)
Added new section including links
National Records of Scotland - The National Records of Scotland store records of births, deaths, marriages, civil partnerships, divorces, (including stillbirths) - they’re also responsible for the Scottish national archives, which contain government documents and public records.

Religion and Religious Life (New Section added)
Added new section including links
(Medieval) Religion, festivals and beliefs 
Religion in Scotland - from Undiscovered Scotland

Statistics
Added link
Statistics from Scotland's Census are available at the National Records of Scotland. These are used by central and local government, health authorities and other organisations to allocate resources and plan services.

Taxation
Added link
Historical Tax Rolls  - Carriage tax rolls, cart tax rolls, clock and watch tax rolls, consolidated schedules of assessed taxes, dog tax rolls, farm horse tax rolls, female servant tax rolls, hearth tax records, horse tax rolls, inhabited house tax, land tax rolls, male servant tax rolls, poll tax rolls, shop tax rolls, window tax.

Town Records (New Section added)
Added new section including links
Burgh Records

Visitations, Heraldic (New Section added)
Added new section including links
No visitations were made to Scotland and the records of grants and matriculations of arms only begin in 1672.

Voting Registers (New Section added)
Added new section including links
Directories and Electoral Rolls - List of useful web sites
Valuation and voters' rolls (National Library of Scotland)

Yearbooks (New Section added)
Added new section including links
Scottish Government Yearbooks

October 2015

Bibliography
Added link
Searching for a book? Try ISBN Search.

Church Records
Added link to the Church Records page
Quaker Records in Scotland.

Emigration and Immigration
Added link to a new Border Marriage Index Strays page, covering Berwickshire, Dumfrieshire, Peebleshire, Roxburghshire and Selkirkshire, containing names extracted from the Marriage Index (1853-1895) of Victoria, Australia.

Gazetteers
Added link to a new Summary of Scotland's Places page which connects to selected links on ScotlandsPlaces, giving quick access to maps showing county and parish locations.

Medical Records (New Section Added)
Added new section including link
Hospital Records Database A Joint Project of the Wellcome Trust and the National Archives. This database provides information on the existence and location of the records of hospitals in the U.K.

Military History
Added link
British Library - Organisations and Resources for British Military History Research.

Newspapers
Added links
The Mitchell Library in Glasgow holds an extensive collection of local and national newspapers, most of them available on microfilm.
Guide to Scottish Newspaper Indexes This searchable list provides details of Scottish newspaper titles that have an index.

Politics and Government (New Section added)
Added new section including links
The Scottish Parliament (Parlàmaid na h-Alba) The Scottish Parliament is the devolved national legislature of Scotland.
Visit the Scottish Parliament

Poor Houses, Poor Law, etc. (New Section added)
Added new section including links
Almshouses in Scotland
Scottish Poorhouse Locations