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Capital Edinburgh

Patron Saint St. Andrew

Currency Pound sterling

From the famous St Andrews golf course, to romantic castles steeped in history, via whisky distilleries and the famous Loch Ness monster, Scotland is a country of diverse scenery in rugged countryside. It is also known for its famous haggis, the recipe for which varies, but is made using a sheep's stomach bag filled with a mixture of sheep's offal, oatmeal, suet, stock, onions and spices.

Places of Worship

Scottish Records Links to useful information about finding your Scots Ancestors.

Aberdeenshire Angus/Forfarshire Argyllshire Ayrshire
Banffshire Berwickshire Buteshire Caithness
Clackmannanshire Cromartyshire Dumfriesshire Dunbartonshire
East Lothian/Haddingtonshire Edinburgh Fife Glasgow
Inverness-shire Kinross-shire Kirkcudbrightshire Lanarkshire
Morayshire Nairnshire Orkney Peebles-shire
Perthshire Renfrewshire Ross-shire Roxburghshire
Selkirkshire Shetland Stirlingshire Sutherland
West Lothian/Linlithgowshire Western Isles Wigtownshire

General Scotland Links

The counties within Scotland have changed over the course of time, the three major political acts which changed the local government administration of the counties were:

  • Local Government (Scotland) Act 1889
  • Local Government (Scotland) Act 1973
  • Local Government (Scotland) Act 1994

A description of the changes and clickable maps of the pre 1890 and 1890-1975 counties
can be found at Traditional Counties Of Scotland

Portal and Directory Sites

Registration Districts Information

Maps and Historical Descriptions

Images, People and Places

History of Scotland

Monumental Inscriptions and Cemeteries

Monuments and Monumental Inscriptions in Scotland

Scottish Genealogy Sites

Parish and Census Records

Clans and Surnames

Military Websites

Scottish Castles and Churches

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