Edinburgh City Archives

Contact Edinburgh City Archives

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, our search room within the City Chambers will remain closed. See 'Visit the search room' for more information. We will respond to emails where we can, but during this time access to records will be limited. We will post updates here when the situation changes.

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.

If you have any enquiries about our records, please get in touch and will do our best to help you.

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