Scottish Record Society

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The Scottish Record Society is a text publication society founded at Edinburgh in 1897, but with earlier roots as the Scottish section of the British Record Society (founded 1889). Since its establishment it has published numerous volumes of calendars and indices of public records and private muniments and original manuscripts relating to Scotland and Scottish affairs. It is a registered Scottish charity.[1]

Membership of the Society is open to all persons and institutions interested in its work. There is a governing council which manages the affairs of the society. In 2014, The Very Rev. Duncan Shaw of Chapelverna Bundesverdienstkreuz, Ph.D., Th.Dr., Dr.h.c. retired as President after fifty years as an office bearer of the Society, and George MacKenzie, former Keeper of the Records of Scotland and Registrar General, is appointed to succeed him. The Chairman is Rosalind K. Marshall, MA, Ph.D., FRSL, FRSA, FSA Scot. The Honorary Treasurer is Rob Mildren. The Honorary Secretary is Victoria Arrowsmith-Brown, MA Oxon.

During its first decade the Society concentrated on transcribing and publishing detailed indices of testaments (wills) proved in Scottish Commissariot Courts.[2]

Among its publications are:

  • Watt, D. E. R., & Murray, A. L., editors, Fasti Ecclesiae Scoticanae Medii Aevi Ad Annum 1638, revised edition, Edinburgh, 2003, (hardback) ISBN 0-902054-19-8
  • Shaw, D., editor, The Acts and Proceedings of the General Assemblies of the Church of Scotland 1560 to 1618, Edinburgh, 2004, 3 vols., (hardback) ISSN 0143-9448
  • Fotheringham, Henry Steuart, editor, Munro, Jean, transcriber, Edinburgh Goldsmith's Minutes 1525 -1700, Edinburgh, 2006, (hardback) ISSN 0143-9448
  • Stewart, A.I.B., List of Inhabitants upon the Duke of Argyle's Property in Kintyre in 1792 ISBN 0-902054-12-0
  • Torrance, D. Richard, Scottish Studio Photographers to 1914 & Workers in the Scottish Photographic Industry, Edinburgh, 2011, 2 vols.,(hardback) ISSN 0143-9448
  • Fotheringham Henry S., editor, Munro, Jean, transcriber, Act Book of the Convenery of Deacons of the Trades of Edinburgh 1577 - 1755, Edinburgh, 2011 (for 2012) 2 vols.,(hardback) ISSN 0143-9448
  • John Finlay, LL.B., Ph.D., editor, Admission Register of Notaries Public in Scotland, 1700-1799, 2 vols., (hardback) ISSN 0143-9448


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