Interior, Scottish Records Office

The Scottish Records Office is at the east end of Princes Street Edinburgh and holds the National Records of Scotland. The good lady wanted to make use of it to research the case of one of her collateral ancestors who was tried for sedition and transported to Australia for nothing more criminal than campaigning for the right to vote. (This was for the ordinary man at a time when electors were landowners only.) The actual office is behind the equestrian statue of the Duke of Wellington but I didn’t photograph the outside

At the time we visited the interior was undergoing some refurbishment so I wasn’t able to get the angles I wanted but I was till able to see part of this ornate dome:-

Dome, Scottish Records Office

This other dome was shrouded in netting:-

Other Dome, Scottish Records Office

Statue/sculpture of King George III:-

Statue of King George III, Scottish Records Office

The books in this book stack are behind wire netting presumably to prevent people stepping off into the central portion:-

Book Stacks, Scottish Records Office

Scottish Records Office, Book Stacks

A stairwell:-

Stairwell, Scottish Records Office

And a stairway:-

Stairs, Scottish Records Office

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