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New to Scotlands People

The Scottish Valuation Rolls for 1875
The Valuation Rolls (VRs) for 1875 are now available on the ScotlandsPeople website. For the first time, the index is Free to Search and can be browsed free of charge until the 31st December 2014.

There are hundreds of thousands of Victorian Scots who can be found in the latest year of Valuation Rolls. Valuation rolls for 1875 covering the whole of Scotland are now available, enabling searches for property owners, tenants and occupiers across Scotland from 1875 to 1920, and often revealing valuable information about the inter-census years. The latest addition comprises over 900,000 index entries and almost 72,000 digital images taken from 141 volumes of Valuation Rolls.

What do the 1875 Valuation Rolls contain?
All the Rolls are fully searchable by name and address, and researchers can investigate people living, working and playing all over Scotland – from country estates to city tenements, castles to crofts, and factories to golf courses. Researchers at the National Records of Scotland were particularly interested to spot 17 golf clubs and societies around Scotland – from Ayrshire to Aberdeen – plus three Golf Inns.