Historical Links

Local Studies and Archives

Midlothian Local Studies and Archive Service is based in Loanhead and holds a huge range of information about the history and culture of Midlothian, the local government area south of Edinburgh.
Midlothian Library Headquarters,
2 Clerk Street,
Loanhead,
Midlothian
EH20 9DR,
Telephone:44 (0) 131 271 3976
Telephone:44 (0) 131 440 4635
Fax:local.studies@midlothian.gov.uk
Website: http://www.midlothian.gov.uk/library/
E-mail:local.studies@midlothian.gov.uk
Contact: Dr Kenneth Bogle, Local Studies Officer
E-mail:ken.bogle@midlothian.gov.uk

The Heritage Hub:
Scottish Borders Archive and Local History Centre
Visit us to find out about Borders family history, communities, industries and people. Discover how the Scottish Borders has evolved and developed through the centuries in our state of the art archive facility.
Heritage Hub
Heart of Hawick
Kirkstile
Hawick
TD9 0AE
http://www.heartofhawick.co.uk/heritagehub/
telephone: 01450 360699
Email: archives@scotborders.gov.uk

Scotland’s People Centre
General Register House
2 Princes Street
Edinburgh
EH1 3YY
http://www.scotlandspeoplehub.gov.uk/index.html

From 1 April 2011, the General Register Office for Scotland merged with the National Archives of Scotland to become the National Records of Scotland (NRS).This website will remain active until it is replaced in due course by a new website for NRS.
Telephone: 0131 334 0380
New Register House
3 West Register Street
Edinburgh
EH1 3YT

Borders Family History Society
http://www.bordersfhs.org.uk/Index.asp

Scottish Local History Forum
Umbrella organisation for all interested in local history in Scotland.
http://www.slhf.gcal.ac.uk

Tweeddale Museum and Gallery
The Chambers Institution was established by William Chambers, one of the founders of the famous publishing house, in 1859. It houses a museum and gallery which present a lively programme of exhibitions throughout the year. The Chambers Room houses the extraordinary plasterwork friezes commissioned by William Chambers and exhibitions on the history of Peebles and the surrounding area.
Chambers Institution
High Street,
Peebles
Telephone: 01721 724820

Opening times Monday to Friday-10.30am-12.30pm and 1pm-4pm and Saturdays-9.30am to 12.30pm;
Closed on Sundays throughout year, Saturday 25 June (Beltane), Christmas and New Year holidays.

Biggar Museum Trust
Moat Park Heritage Centre,
Kirkstyle,
Biggar
ML12 6DT
http://www.biggarmuseumtrust.co.uk/Welcome to Biggar Museum Trust
Contact Us
For visitor enquiries or any other information please call us on 01899 221 050 or email: info@biggarmuseumtrust.co.uk