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A fully searchable database containing the proceedings of the Scottish parliament from the first surviving act of 1235 to the union of 1707. The culmination of over ten yearsâ work by researchers from the Scottish Parliament Project based in the School of History at the University of St Andrews, the online edition seeks to make this key historical source freely available to all in a technologically advanced and user-friendly format.
The National Archives of Scotland is currently digitising the surviving records of ecclesiastical courts (kirk sessions, presbyteries, synods and the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland). These will eventually be made available online. The Scottish Documents website shows samples of the records and gives more information about the project.
For many people working on original early modern manuscript sources, this website, run by the National Archives of Scotland, gives advice on palaeography and diplomatic and includes some entertaining texts from Scottish court records.