Edinburgh City Archives

Contact Edinburgh City Archives

Important Notice: Due to Government advice and resilience issues, we are closing our public search room from 4.30pm Tuesday 17th March 2020. The search room will remain closed until further notice. We will respond to emails where we can, however please note that during this time access to records will be limited. We will post updates here when we have more news.

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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