Royal Scots Museum Research Team 

We now have a research team made up of five willing volunteers; each of the volunteers have their own area of expertise, whether that is Military History Knowledge, and or Genealogy Research Knowledge.

Charges

Genealogical and Historical enquiries incur costs in both time and manpower, therefore a search fee of £25.00 is charged, and while all is done to answer these enquiries as fully as our archive permits, a successful search cannot always be guaranteed, in which case the search fee is not refundable.

Our Records 

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Please take note that the records we hold are limited.

Our records include:

Royal Scots Enlistment Books (1920 – c1942)
Battalion War Diaries (Both WW1 & WW2)
Rolls of Honour (Various Battalion & Burgh)
Casualty lists of the First World War
Prisoner of war lists.
Regimental Journal (1890 – Present)
Battalion Roll Books (Not for every Battalion)

Our records do not include:

Service records
Medal Rolls

You can submit your enquiry online through the website: Research Enquiries

Please note that your enquiry will not be actioned until payment has been received. 

Please send your cheque made payable to The Royal Scots Museum, forward it along with the details of your research enquiries to the address below.

Historical Enquiries Team
The Royal Scots Museum
The Castle
EDINBURGH
EH1 2YT

Self Help – Researching a Royal Scot

Service Records

These records are not held by the Regiment, but are held elsewhere. Follow the RED Hyperlinks.

1760-1913

These records are held at the National Archives at Kew.

These records are now also available on-line at Find My Past.

1914 – 1920

These records are held at the National Archives at Kew.

These records are now also available on-line at Ancestry, and Find My Past.

Please Note, that many of these records were lost to bombing during the Second World War and only 40% have survived.

1920s – Present Day

These records are held by the Army Personnel Centre.

These are confidential documents and, as such, are available only to relatives.

Medal Rolls are not held by the relevant regiment, but in various other places:

1793-1949 Military Campaign Medal and Award Rolls

These records are held at the National Archives at Kew.

These records are now also available on-line at Ancestry.

1935-1990 Recommendations for Honours and Awards Index,

These records are held at the National Archives at Kew.

These records are now also available on-line at Ancestry, and National Archives.

Prisoners of War

Details for those captured during the First World War can be found on-line at the International Committee of the Red Cross.

Rolls of Honour 

Scottish National War Memorial

The Roll of Honour for the First World War to 2006 is held at the SNWM in Edinburgh Castle.

Commonwealth War Graves Commission

For the First & Second World Wars, these can be found on the Commonwealth War Graves Commission website.

National Memorial Arboretum

The period from the Second World to the present day is covered by the Armed Forces Memorial located at the National Memorial Arboretum.

Useful Links

Forces War Records
Ancestry
Army Museums Ogilby Trust
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
First World War
Imperial War Museum (London)
McCrae’s Battalion – Great War Memorial
National Archives
National Army Museum
Scotlandspeople
Armadale & District Roll of Honour
Newbattle at War