Scottish Family, Business and building History Research

For anyone curious about their Scottish origins Your Scots Past provides professional, tailored research solutions.

Every commission will be different and designed to provide the answers to your research question – from breaking through long standing ‘brick walls’ to in depth family, business or building histories.

An initial 30 minute consultation by telephone, video call or email will establish what you want to achieve and provide an estimate of the time required.

Visit Our Research page, for more information.


Your Scots Past offers professional research into your Scottish ancestry covering all of Scotland but specialising in Angus (Forfarshire), Dundee and Perthshire.  Offering experienced and qualified research.

Our research will combine the story of the land and architectural or structural development with the stories of the people who lived and worked there.

A business history can be a powerful way to understand the working life of your ancestor or the story of a building.  Exploring the origins and development of a business through formal business records, newspapers and public records.

Records can be sourced and accessed in local archives, local history centres and at national centres including the National Records of Scotland and National Library of Scotland in Edinburgh.

Blogs from Your Scots Past

Clackmannanshire – I can see for miles
Lifeline, the stunning Andy Scott sculpture (of Kelpies fame) greets me as I drive into Alloa on my...
Whom I Shall See No More
Reginald Palmer (1893-1917)Standing in a Commonwealth War Graves cemetery or at a mass memorial such as Thiepval it...
Great-aunt Jane
Ward Road, Dundee is a familiar route for me as I head into the centre of the city....
Behind that long and lonely trenched line
Week 3 of 52 ancestors in 52 weeks Long LineThe phrase has so many meanings - but for...
My Favourite Photograph
The Edward FamilyThe photograph was taken around 1907/1908 as the baby in his mother’s arms, Edward Scorgie, was...