Wednesday 30 March 2016

ScotlandsPeople Centre computer system - ongoing issues

The National Records of Scotland is again advising that it's ScotlandsPeople Centre search rooms are closed in Edinburgh, and will advise later today if they will be opened tomorrow - see

However, having just got off the phone from the Glasgow Genealogy Centre, one of the regional hubs taking a feed from the system across the country, it has advised that it is not taking any bookings for the rest of this week, and will review this again next week. I presume all ScotlandsPeople outlets are experiencing the same issue, but it may be best to contact any that you might be intending to visit before you set off.

The online ScotlandsPeople website is unaffected at


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