Monday, 5 August 2019

Statistical Accounts of Scotland site now completely free

Update from the Statistical Accounts of Scotland (

From 1 August 2019, the Statistical Accounts of Scotland Online website will be hosted by the University of Edinburgh Library for a period of two years. Scans, transcripts, map-based searching and our Related Resources will be available free of charge to all users.

As a result of these changes, you no longer need a subscription or a user account to use the website.

Over the next year, our Board will be working with the University of Edinburgh, the University of Glasgow, Historic Environment Scotland and the National Library of Scotland on their plans to integrate the Statistical Accounts of Scotland into their national collections. We look forward to updating you in the coming months as these plans take shape.

COMMENT: The accounts were previously available to read for free, but certain additional functionality required a subscription. This is what is being made free now.

(With thanks to Ali Murray via Facebook)


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  1. My maternal ancesters are from Scotland. I can't wait to see what I can find! Thank you!

  2. My paternal ancestors were Scottish! Can't wait to be able to explore this!