Online Tuition in the Palaeography of Scottish Documents

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Hearth Tax Tutorial
Try our NEW hearth tax tutorial! This short introductory tutorial will show you examples of the five main formats of hearth tax rolls. In addition, it will allow you to get some practice in testing your handwriting skills of hearth tax records.

Scottish Handwriting Evening Class
The University of Edinburgh's Office of Lifelong Learning offer a practical course in Scottish handwriting covering the period 1500-1700. This is taught by archivists from The National Records of Scotland at General Register House in the centre of Edinburgh. The course runs for 10 weeks from the end of September for the first term and for a further 10 weeks starting in January. More information about the course and how to subscribe is available in the Open Studies brochure on the Office of Lifelong Learning website.

If you have any news about Scottish palaeography you would like to share, do get in touch: onlineresources@nrscotland.gov.uk.