The National Archives of Scotland
Based in Edinburgh, the National Archives of Scotland(NAS) exists to select, preserve, and make available the national archives of Scotland in whatever medium, to the highest standards; to promote the growth and maintenance of proper archive provision throughout the country; and to lead the development of archival practice in Scotland.
The NAS also holds historical records created by businesses, landed estates, families, churches and other corporate bodies. Every year tens of thousands of people from all over the world use the NAS’s services to carry out research, seek advice on record keeping, and enhance the learning and teaching of history.
Scottish Archive Network (SCAN)
The Scottish Archive Network is a project whose partners are the National Archives of Scotland (NAS), the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF), and the Genealogical Society of Utah (GSU).
Scotlands Places is a website that allows users to search across different national databases using geographic locations. The user is able to enter a place name or a coordinate to search across these collections or they can use the mapping in the website to both define and refine their search. The results pages provide the data relevant to the search conducted, from each of the project partners. These partners currently include:
The Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland (RCAHMS)
The National Records of Scotland (NRS)
The National Library of Scotland (NLS)
with support from School of GeoSciences at the University of Edinburgh and the Scottish Government.