Scottish Records Association 

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About Us

The Scottish Records Association (SRA) holds an annual conference and organises visits of archival interest (summer visits). A bi-annual newsletter, Retour, reports news from Scottish archives, including relevant publications and exhibitions. 

The annual journal, Scottish Archives, reflects both the distinctive interests of the Association's members and appeals to a wider audience. It features illustrated papers from conferences as well as other commissioned and submitted articles focussing on Scottish archives and historical sources, their use and interpretation.


In conjunction with National Records of Scotland, the SRA publishes a guide to palaeography, 'Scottish Handwriting 1500-1700: a self-help pack'.

The constitution of the Scottish Records Association, the Annual Reports for 2017-18, 2018-19 and 2019-20 as well as the Accounts for 2019-20 can be downloaded as pdfs.


Support the work of the SRA, be first to hear about visits and the conference, and receive Scottish Archives and Retour on a regular basis by becoming a member.