We want to be accessible and usable for as many people as possible.


If you cannot access any part of this site or want to report an accessibility problem, please tell us.

Enforcement procedure

The Equality and Human Rights Commission enforces the accessibility regulations (the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018).

If you're not happy with how we respond to your feedback, contact the Equality Advisory and Support Service. They are an independent advice service. They will advise you on what to do next.

Compliance statement

National Records of Scotland commits to making its websites accessible in line with the accessibility regulations. This accessibility statement applies to

This statement was prepared on 22 September 2020.

This website is partially compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 (WCAG) A and AA success criteria.

An external accessibility expert will audit this website in October 2020. This audit will help us identify and tell users what parts of the website are not fully accessible.

Non-accessible content

Not compliant with the accessibility regulations

Any issues that our accessibility audit raises will be listed here. We will also detail what actions we will take to fix these, where possible.

Disproportionate burden

This website is almost 10 years old and we are aware that not all parts of the content, design and functionality are compliant with current accessibility standards.

We will be launching a new website to replace this one in early 2021, with a public beta available in late 2020. The new website will provide a more accessible experience to users and will be more aligned with the current standards.

We are working closely with accessibility experts and users to make sure we can provide a service that as many people as possible can use.

Because of the investment we are making to develop the new website and our plans to replace this website in its entirety, we may not address all the issues that our accessibility audit raises. Some issues could take a lot of time or development work to fix. In some cases, it may take more time to fix these issues than it will for us to replace this website.

Instead, we will focus our efforts on developing our new compliant site. We feel this will add more value to our service and users overall.

Not within the scope of regulations

This website has several PDF documents that were created before 23 September 2018. These documents are out of scope of the regulations.