Book of the Old Edinburgh Club

The journal of the Old Edinburgh Club, first published in 1908. Authoritative and illustrated. Search the contents and find articles you want to read. Download and order back copies.

Bibliography of Edinburgh History

Online Bibliography of Edinburgh History brings together an extensive collection of over 2,000 items – books, chapters, journal articles, and dissertations – covering the rich heritage of the city and its neighbourhoods, dating from Maitland’s 1753 History of Edinburgh and Leith.

Building Edinburgh: Dean of Guild Records

Online database of the records of Edinburgh’s Dean of Guild Court: a remarkable collection of drawings, reports and correspondence tracing the development of the capital, site by site. These provide fascinating insights, not least on the construction of the New Town. The records are searchable by property address, year and applicant.

Find out more

There are many useful sites to help you explore Edinburgh's rich history and heritage: libraries and archives, family history sites and the like. Other Edinburgh organisations share our interests and there is a host of local and local history and heritage societies within the City, now part of the Edinburgh Local Heritage Network.