The National Records of Scotland website has much for the legal historian, including guides for researchers using various types of legal documents (such as testaments, sasines, deeds etc) and Scottish court records (including the Court of Session, High Court criminal trials and sheriff courts).
The Scottish Archive Network provides a single electronic catalogue to the holdings of more than 50 Scottish archives. the site also includes advice on research, digital images of some record types and a glossary of legal terms.
Founded in 1780 and incorporated by Royal Charter in 1783, the Society’s purpose is 'to investigate both antiquities and natural and civil history in general, with the intention that the talents of mankind should be cultivated and that the study of natural and useful sciences should be promoted'.
The Center supports interdisciplinary study of law in its historical context and promotes research and teaching in all areas and periods of legal history. The Center's annual lecture (given by Sir John Baker in 2003) is broadcast on the Internet and archived on the Center's website.