The National Register of Archives for Scotland
(NRAS) locates and surveys historical papers held in private hands in Scotland and liaises between the researchers and owners regarding access.
The NRAS maintains a register which includes surveys, or catalogues, of Scottish collections of papers of private individuals and families, landed estates, clubs and societies, businesses and law firms. The NRAS does not hold any of these private papers.
The NRAS can help with your research enquiry if it relates to private papers held in private hands or deposited in the archives and libraries of local authorities and universities.
The NRAS can also provide advice free of charge to owners of private collections on all matters relating to the care, storage and listing of collections.