The History of Leith

August 5, 2007

History of the National Archives of Scotland

Based in Edinburgh, the National Archives of Scotland (NAS) has one of the most varied collection of archives in the British Isles. It is the main archive for sources of the history of Scotland as a separate kingdom, her role in the British Isles and the links between Scotland and many other countries over the centuries. The NAS was established on 1 April 1993 as an Executive Agency of the Scottish Executive and is headed by the Keeper of the Records of Scotland. Prior to 1993 the NAS was known as the Scottish Record Office, whose antecedents in turn date back to the 13th century. This page tells you about the history of the NAS and its buildings, among which is General Register House, designed by the eminent architect, Robert Adam. for more click here

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