This page provides links to other active historical societies and related heritage organisations throughout Scotland, and will be expanded as our website develops. Any suggestions for additional content may be sent to


Scottish Local History Forum


Aberdeenshire and Moray:

Aberdeen & North East Scotland Family History Society

Cromar History Group

Family History Society of Buchan


Angus, Perth, and Kinross:

Abertay Historical Society

Carmyllie Heritage Society

Tay Valley Family History Society



Ayrshire Federation of Historical Societies

Cumnock History Group

East Ayrshire Family History Society

Kilmarnock and District History Group

North Ayrshire Family History Society



Clydebank Local History Society

Kirkintilloch and District Society of Antiquaries

Lennox Heritage Society

Milngavie and Bearsden Historical Society



Broughton History Society

Cockburn Association

Colinton Local History Society

Corstorphine Trust

Cramond Association

Edinburgh World Heritage

Old Edinburgh Club



Dunfermline Historical Society

Elie and Earlsferry History Society

Fife Family History Society

Fife Historic Buildings Trust



Baldernock Local History Group

Glasgow and West of Scotland Family History Society

Glasgow City Heritage Trust


Highlands and Islands:

Appin Historical Society

Caithness Family History Society

Grantown Society

Highland Family History Society

North Kessock and District Local History Society

Orkney Family History Society

Orkney Heritage Society

Shetland Family History Society

Society of West Highland & Island Historical Research



Bothwell Historical Society

Lanarkshire Family History Society


Lothians (excl. Edinburgh):

Dalkeith History Society and Museum

East Lothian Heritage

Fala and District History Society

Lothians Family History Society

West Lothian Family History Society



Mearns History Group

Renfrewshire Family History Society

Renfrewshire Local History Forum


Southern Uplands:

Ayton Local History Society

Borders Family History Society

Hawick Reivers Association

Kirkcudbright History Society

Tweeddale Society


Stirling and Central Scotland:

Central Scotland Family History Society

Clackmannanshire Field Studies Society

Drymen and District Local History Society

Forth and Clyde Canal Society

Stirling City Heritage Trust

Stirling Local History Society

N.B. This list is provided ‘as is’ without warranty of any kind, whether expressed or implied.