Council Property and Land Ownership
Private property and land ownership
We do not hold records on the current ownership of private property. Please contact Registers of Scotland website for information on ownership of private property.
You could make enquiries locally with neighbouring land owners. Here are some useful websites to assist your research:
The SAA Portal provides all Scotland Valuation Rolls & Council Tax Lists on-line. The following pages provide information for individual or small groups of properties.
Members of the public can search the registers of all local authorities to find out whether a person or organisation is a registered landlord, or to get contact details for a particular rented property.
Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland
RCAHMS now holds over 15 million drawings, photographs, negatives and manuscripts relating to Scotland's archaeology, buildings and maritime heritage.
Edinburgh City Archives
Edinburgh City Archives is responsible for the official records of the City of Edinburgh Council and its predecessor authorities. It also collects historical records which relate to the history of Edinburgh.
Historic Scotland Listed Buildings
Identifying the special interest of Scotland's built heritage.
The foundation of company information exchange in the UK: helping business, informing the public and benefiting the economy.
National Archives of Scotland
The mission of the NAS is to preserve, protect and promote the nation's records; to provide the best possible inclusive and accessible archive that educates, informs and engages the people of Scotland and the world.
Combining history and technology to preserve Scotland's written heritage
History of Edinburgh
Edinburgh's Royal Mile
Useful website for identifying Closes off the Royal Mile
Old and New Edinburgh
Cassell's Old and New Edinburgh by James Grant was printed as a periodical in the 1880s and is now seen as a set of three or six volumes, and describes its history, its people, and its places by using anecdotal historical text with endless illustrations.
Central Library - Edinburgh and Scottish Collection
The place to go to find out about Scotland and her capital city. Borrow books, maps and DVDs; research your family tree or the history of your house; get your questions about Edinburgh answered.
Where you will find images of material from the collections of Edinburgh's City Libraries and Museums and Galleries. You can discover the historical and cultural life of Edinburgh, Scotland and the Scots through this growing image library which includes a wonderful selection of photographs, paintings, engravings and objects ranging from toys to ceramics, silverware and material from the history collections.