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Our aims

We hold the historical records of the City of Edinburgh Council and its previous authorities. We also collect records which relate to the Edinburgh area created by

  • clubs
  • societies
  • individuals
  • businesses
  • organisations.

Our aim is to preserve these records and make them available to members of the public.

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If you have any enquiries about our records, please get in touch.

We receive a lot of enquiries, so we can only respond briefly to each one. We are not able to do any in-depth research on your behalf. If we can't answer your enquiry in full, we'll suggest places where you may be able to find help.

If you visit us in person in our search room, we will do our best to answer any questions you may have.

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