The Stair Society: Scotland’s Legal History Society

Legal History Links

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This page provides links to legal history resources of interest – contact us to suggest additional links. Please note we offer these links for interest and information only and take no responsibility for content.

The National Records of Scotland is currently digitising the surviving records of ecclesiastical courts (kirk sessions, presbyteries, synods and the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland). These will eventually be made available online. The Scottish Documents website shows samples of the records and gives more information about the project.
A fully searchable database containing the proceedings of the Scottish parliament from the first surviving act of 1235 to the union of 1707. The culmination of over ten years’ work by researchers from the Scottish Parliament Project based in the School of History at the University of St Andrews, the online edition seeks to make this key historical source freely available to all in a technologically advanced and user-friendly format.
Searchable online version of the classic 13th-century English law text known as Bracton after its supposed author; maintained by Harvard Law School Library.