New and exclusive Scottish records and photos

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By Niall Cullen | August 21, 2020

Findmypast Friday Scottish records

Discover your Scots clan and its amazing story in this week's new records.

Over a quarter of a million new Scottish family records. 11 brand new newspapers. More chances for exciting family discoveries. It's got to be Findmypast Friday. Here's what’s new this week.

Scotland, Burgess & Guild Brethren Index

This fascinating collection of occupation records has grown with over 60,000 additions. They include exclusive portrait photos you won’t find elsewhere online.

Old portrait photos

A portrait of a baker, John McFarlane, taken in 1870. His record also includes his full address and the year he died. View the full record.

These amazing records date from the 1200s all the way up to the 1970s. In them, you can unlock details about Scotland's medieval burgesses - a minority of powerful merchants and craftsmen who controlled their burghs.

Scotland, Banffshire & Moray Life Events

Explore over 250,000 birth, baptism, marriage, death and burial records in three new collections from North East Scotland. As well as searching all three vital collections at once, you can delve into each one separately:

Scotland, Banffshire & Moray Births & Baptisms

Scotland, Banffshire & Moray Marriages

Scotland, Banffshire & Moray Deaths & Burials

Birth, baptism, marriage, death and burial records not only reveal the details of milestone events in your family's past, but they're also the building blocks of every family tree. The names, dates and locations found in these records could help you take the next step on your Scottish family history journey.


It’s a bumper week of newspaper releases with 11 brand new publications and more pages added to six others. Brand new to the site are:

Meanwhile, we've added thousands of new pages to the following papers:

Where will your past take you this weekend? Dive into our latest releases to find out.

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