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ScotlandsPeople Centre

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Researchers paraside

Visited this wonderful place again and it's still £15 for the day. Seems to be integrated with the... read more

Reviewed 18 June 2018
Burnley, United Kingdom
Find your roots

Best place ever to trace your Scottish pedigree. You can search online and buy credits to view full... read more

Reviewed 14 April 2018
Eileen B
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Princes Street and Gardens
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Reviewed 18 June 2018

Visited this wonderful place again and it's still £15 for the day. Seems to be integrated with the scotlandspeople website now as you pay for print outs via your account, 1 credit per page printed which is very reasonable although I wish you could save...More

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Reviewed 14 April 2018

Best place ever to trace your Scottish pedigree. You can search online and buy credits to view full records. Well worth £15 to search records

Thank Eileen B
Reviewed 8 March 2018

I have been researching my Family tree and I am annoyed by the charges made by Scotland's People. Initially you buy credits 30 for £7.50 40 for £10 and so on...Fair enough so far. What is hidden in the small print is the charges made...More

Thank SunTanScott
Reviewed 27 February 2018 via mobile

Been a few times and always a good place to go. Now that the Adam Room is open, nice area as well to research. Special exhibitions on the go now as well.

Thank EdinburghChaz
Reviewed 10 January 2018

Since the last time I was here they have a new updated computer system which allows you to now sign in using your online account details with scotlandspeople if you wish. The biggest advantage of this is that you can now see what records you...More

2  Thank Scotty102
Reviewed 21 September 2017

This is right on Princess Street, directly across from the South Bridge Road. After paying the 15 pound fee for the day, you leave your backpacks etc in a locker (1 pound coin which is returned) and enter a large room with many computers and...More

2  Thank Liamsmamo
Reviewed 16 September 2017

I have a large number of Scottish ancestors so I spent a week at the centre in July 2017. With access to ALL birth, marriage and death records from 1855-2015 and ALL census records from 1841-1911 plus many other records accessible for just £15 per...More

3  Thank Erin P
Reviewed 3 March 2017

Having already reviewed under General Register House, I thought I would take the opportunity to add a couple of other interesting things under ScotlandsPeople Centre, which may be of interest to some travellers. We visited here yesterday on a day trip to Edinburgh, and noticed...More

1  Thank thetravellingmanUk
Reviewed 28 February 2017

It is great to be able to find relatives from your past. The staff are very friendly and helpful. The setting for research is a typical computer lab. In December 2016, the daily cost of access is 15 pounds. There is also a small cost...More

Thank kdagar
Reviewed 31 January 2017

I was staying in a hotel around the corner from this place, a lovely looking building, lots of granite steps leading up to the front door, and with that neo classical look all pillars etc, very pleasing on the eye, though it did appear to...More

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Princes Street and Gardens
Glaswegians tease Edinburghers that their High Street
is only half one, since buildings only line one side.
But what they don’t say is how extraordinary the views
are from Princes Street as a result. From here you
look onto expansive and decorative public gardens
beneath the mighty basalt cliffs on which Edinburgh’s
Castle stands proud above the rest of the dramatic old
town skyline. Yet many of those on Princes Street look
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