Ships, Boats and Yachts enumerated in 1921

Ships, boats and yachts that were berthed in Scottish ports on census day were enumerated and in 1921 this included the Britannia, a racing yacht owned by His Majesty King George V. Its name is shared by the decommissioned Royal Yacht Britannia which is now permanently berthed at Leith docks. Hunters Quay, Dunoon The Britannia … Continue reading Ships, Boats and Yachts enumerated in 1921

Scotland’s Census 1921: Fresh Air Fortnight

If you have children missing from their family home in the 1921 census, especially in Glasgow, it may be worth widening the search to include seaside locations. The charity Glasgow Poor Children’s Fresh Air Fortnight Scheme gave children two weeks away from their lives in overcrowded and deprived areas of Glasgow to let them enjoy … Continue reading Scotland’s Census 1921: Fresh Air Fortnight

Census captures build-up to 1921 Golf Open at St Andrews

The 1921 Open Golf Championship was held at St Andrews on 23 – 25 June 1921. The 1921 census was held on 19 June 1921 and our records show many golfers and journalists were already in the town. These records give us a unique insight into the golfing world a hundred years ago. The census … Continue reading Census captures build-up to 1921 Golf Open at St Andrews

West Register House – Two centuries in the heart of Edinburgh

Doors Open Days 2022 has returned to Edinburgh and East Lothian and the theme of this year’s festival is “Standing Strong”, highlighting the value of regular building maintenance and community approaches to looking after buildings and places. As archivists, conservators, and collectors of data, National Records of Scotland (NRS) we cast our eyes down to … Continue reading West Register House – Two centuries in the heart of Edinburgh

Uncovering the history of women’s football in Scotland 1880-1939

This new project, Uncovering the history of women’s football in Scotland 1880-1939, funded by The International Centre for Sports Studies (CIES) the educational and research arm of Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA), aims to map the early history of women’s football in Scotland. Although many people believe that women’s football is a relatively recent … Continue reading Uncovering the history of women’s football in Scotland 1880-1939

International Women’s Day: A spotlight on Scottish authors in our records

International Women's Day (IWD) on 8 March acknowledges the cultural, political, and socioeconomic achievements of women. Each March, we also commemorate Women’s History Month which highlights the contributions that women have made to society throughout the years. 2022 has been designated Scotland’s Year of Stories, which celebrates and promotes the wealth of stories inspired by, … Continue reading International Women’s Day: A spotlight on Scottish authors in our records