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The Scottish Archive Network, in cooperation with IT staff from the National Archives of Scotland, maintains the following websites:

www.scan.org.uk
The website you are currently in, which contains SCAN's electronic catalogue, a suite of research tools (such as the Glossary, Knowledge Base, Gazetteer, Currency Converter, and Family History Guide)

www.scottishdocuments .com
Until June 2005 Scan's e-commerce website provided free access to the index to wills and testaments of Scots from 1500 to 1901 and the opportunity to order high quality digital images of the documents by e-mail. This service is now operated by www.ScotlandsPeople.gov.uk. The Scottish Documents website will be redeveloped in the near future.

www.scottishhandwriting.com
A website providing tuition in palaeography (reading old handwriting) for those studying Scottish historical records between 1500 and 1800.

SCAN also maintains websites for specific archives and archive-related bodies, such as North Highland Archive, the Friends of Dundee City Archives, the Scottish Records Association and the Stair Society. Some of these contain useful indexes, transcripts and digital versions of historical records. To see a list of the hosted sites with links click here.

Site maintenance is carried out by a very small team of SCAN staff, which also responds to enquiries relating to the sites. While the team will respond readily and promptly to e-mails, telephone calls and letters concerning the websites and any information contained within them, it does not have the time or resources to undertake historical or genealogical research. When contacting SCAN please remember that any time spent answering enquiries which do not relate to Scan's work is time lost in digitising and indexing historical records, or adding to the electronic catalogue and website content.

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