Do you have ancestors from Scotland? Explore editions of the Edinburgh Gazette between 1797 and 2018. The Gazette includes corporate and personal insolvency notices, personal legal notices relating to deceased estates, company notices and profiles such as the incorporation of a company, and state notices, for example, Bills receiving Royal Assent.
Each record includes a transcript and an original image. The details revealed in each image will vary, however, each transcript will include the following:
The Edinburgh Gazette, along with the London Gazette and the Belfast Gazette, is an official newspaper of the United Kingdom government.
Published twice weekly on Tuesdays and Fridays by The Stationery Office, on behalf of Her Majesty’s Stationery Office in Edinburgh, The Edinburgh Gazette is the Official Newspaper of Record for Scotland.
The gazette includes legal and official announcements from HM Government, the Scottish Executive, the Parliaments at Westminster and Holyrood, the Armed Forces, local authorities, churches, companies and private citizens.
Founded in 1699, eight years before the Act of Union, the gazette was produced sporadically until 1793, since then it has been published continuously.
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Try different name combinations if you are having difficulty locating your ancestor’s entry. Occasionally, a first name was recorded as an initial only. Try searching with only a last name and year.
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