Scotlands People - A Pay to use Site with BMD registrations, Old Parish Records, Census, and wills. A "must use" for any Scottish researcher.
The Scottish Genealogy Society -
based in Edinburgh, helps with research into Scottish family and local history. Run by volunteers, they can advise you at all stages in your research.
ScotsFind - Scottish Genealogy - produces computer-searchable genealogical databases from old Scottish records. Access to all databases is free. ScotsFind.org website is down and has been for a while, we are not sure whether this is permanent. Keep trying the above link, but in the meantime you can access the information from the Internet Archive Wayback Machine cached version here: ScotsFind Internet Archive
Statistical Accounts of Scotland - covering the 1790s and the 1830s, these Accounts are based largely on information supplied by each parish church minister, the original (First) Statistical Account and the New (Second) Statistical Account provide a rich record of a wide variety of topics: wealth, class and poverty; climate, agriculture, fishing and wildlife; population, schools, and the moral health of the people.
Gazetteer of Scotland -
A vast geographical encyclopaedia, featuring details of towns, villages, bens and glens from the Scottish Borders to the Northern Isles. Includes tourist attractions, industries and historical sites, together with histories of family names and clans, biographies of famous Scots and descriptions of historical events associated with Scotland, together with the text of Groome's 19th Century Ordnance Gazetteer of Scotland to provide a historical perspective on many of the places we describe.
Old Maps of Scotland -
Access high-resolution zoomable images of over 20,000 maps of Scotland.