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The Transcribe ScotlandsPlaces project is encouraging members of the public to help create transcriptions of various resources in the website. These resources are images of historic archives which contain handwritten information about the people and places in Scottish history. We welcome you to take a look at the work that's been done by the various individuals taking part in the project. We also welcome you to register, join a group, and begin transcribing today.

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Project statistics

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Out of 183,782 pages:
  • 136,329 have received contributions.
  • 131,304 have been marked complete.
  • 70,005 have been moderated.
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Unlocked - transcription in progress

VolumeBooksPagesCompletedDifficulty
Aberdeenshire OS Name Books, 1865-1871919,481
99%
Beginner to Intermediate
Argyll OS Name Books, 1868-18788110,191
57%
Intermediate
Ayrshire OS Name Books, 1855-1857666,766
100%
Intermediate
Berwickshire OS Name Books, 1856-1858412,766
97%
Intermediate
Caithness OS Name Books, 1871-1873152,514
90%
Intermediate
Curle Diaries142,176
47%
Beginner to Intermediate
Dumfriesshire OS Name Books, 1848-1858558,699
61%
Intermediate
East Lothian OS Name Books, 1853-1854553,435
91%
Intermediate
Forfarshire (Angus) OS Name Books, 1857-1861844,949
98%
Intermediate
Horse tax rolls, 1785-1798334,962
100%
Beginner to Advanced
Inverness-shire OS Name Books, 1876-1878869,784
95%
Intermediate
Kincardineshire OS Name Books, 1863201,994
81%
Intermediate
Kirkcudbrightshire OS Name Books, 1848-185115911,403
14%
Intermediate
Land tax rolls 1645-18311293,766
86%
Beginner to Advanced
Midlothian OS Name Books, 1852-18531356,461
65%
Intermediate
Ross and Cromarty OS Name Books, 1848-185218719,164
14%
Intermediate
Roxburghshire OS Name Books, 1858-1860423,746
91%
Intermediate
Shetland OS Name Books, 1877-1878265,081
34%
Intermediate
Sutherland OS Name Books, 1871-1875353,187
24%
Intermediate
Wigtownshire OS Name Books, 1845-1849886,530
27%
Intermediate