Scottish Genealogy

Wednesday, 11 May 2011

National Records [Archives] of Scotland RHP Maps and Plans

After being closed for some time, the good news is that access to these records is now possible again...

"The plans collection, which was closed to access on 31 January, re-opens to the public on 4 May 2011, following the upgrading of storage at Thomas Thomson House at Sighthill and the relocation of plans from West Register House. As the transfer of plans between buildings is not yet complete however, those between the references RHP11667 and RHP19999 are not yet available. You are advised to check the current position with the staff of the Historical Search Room (tel: 0131 535 1334; email:"

The new access conditions to many of these will be under the NRS 'digitisation on demand' service.  The idea is that you will make a request to see a particular map/plan and if it has not already been digitised then the conservation department will make a digital image of the item available for viewing in the search room [with about ten days].  Any maps that cannot be imaged will still be accessible, but by appointment.

Further information on the service is available at the NAS maps and plans guide.

Scottish maps and plans

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