School of Scottish Studies Archives

Visiting and Opening Hours

Information about access to the School of Scottish Studies Archives

Opening Times & Location

The School of Scottish Studies Archives is located at 29 George Square, Edinburgh, EH8 9LD. The School of Scottish Studies Archives Search Room will be open 10:00-16:00, Tuesday to Friday.  Note that manuscript archives are produced at 10:30 and 14:30. Requests for material can be made ahead of your visit.

No appointment is necessary but if you wish to discuss your requirements in advance, email or telephone 0131 650 3060

October 2019 Visiting

During  October we experience higher than usual traffic to our search room, due to student research assignments. If you plan to spend time in the archives this month we advise you contact archives staff to reserve desk space. We apologies for any inconvenience this may cause. We will also operate reduced opening hours on:

Wednesday 10th October -  open 12-2

Thursday 11th October -  open 10-3

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The School of Scottish Studies Archives and the library are housed in 29 George Square.


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We are using information about you because it is necessary respond to your enquiry. By providing your personal data when submitting an enquiry to us, consent for your personal data to be used in this way is implied.

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