The first eight volumes of the Aberdeen Council Registers, covering the period 1398-1511 are Scotland’s oldest and most complete run of civic records. The registers have been inscribed on the UNESCO UK Memory of the World Register, in recognition of their historical significance.

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In collaboration with the keepers of the registers, the Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire Archives, our project team brings together scholars from the departments of History, Law and Computing Science of the University of Aberdeen. Funded by a three-year grant (2016-19) by the Leverhulme Trust, our team produced a digital textual resource from the Aberdeen Council Registers in the format of a full, accurate, versatile and online Text Encoding Initiative (TEI) compliant transcription. Linked to this is an academic programme aimed at conducting research into the contents of the registers.

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On this website we will report on our progress through a blog, highlight interesting entries in the registers, and provide further information on the project and the project team.