Fasti Ecclesiae Scoticanae Medii Aevi Ad Annum 1638 – Third Edition of the New Series volume 25, edited by Norman Shead and the late D E R Watt and A L Murray, is now available as an electronic book.

This is a very full and comprehensive revision of one of our most valuable and well-used publications. Norman Shead has painstakingly updated and completed it, following on the work begun but sadly not finished by the late Athol Murray.

It now has 39 pages of introduction and 523 pages of text. Details may be found on our New Series Publications page. Purchases may be made through TannerRitchie at £50.00 for the download, using this link: electronic copy.

Existing members of the Scottish Record Society in the year 2020 may purchase it direct from the Editor at a reduced members-only price of £20.00 using this email address: This offer will only be available to members until 31 December 2020 so please take it up before that date.

Please remember that no copies or onward distribution may be made of any electronic titles belonging to the Scottish Record Society without the permission of the Society. All funds received by the Society go to support our mission of publishing documents of record relating to Scotland.


Volumes new in 2019:


Our volumes for 2019, New Series 44 and 45, are Borland’s Fowler: an annotated copy of Fowler’s Paisley and Johnstone Commercial Directory 1841-42, edited by John Malden, and Galston Kirk Session Register, Baptisms, Marriages, Poor’s Accounts, 1568-1595, edited by Margaret H B Sanderson.

Volume 44 was a discovery of John Malden’s in a secondhand bookshop, and provides a revealing description by a banker of many of the inhabitants of Paisley in 1841. It is to be launched on 16 January 2020, at The Place, Paisley Abbey, and anyone interested in attending should email the Editor,

Volume 45 is a rare and engaging baptismal register of the period, of interest to historians of the time and locality, and to genealogists of Ayrshire. It was happily ‘baptised’ in Galston, with the kind hospitality of Galston Kirk, on 24 November.


Copies of these and previous volumes are available from the Editor ( Recent volumes are:


Volume 43, Admission Register of Notaries Public in Scotland, 1800–1899, edited by J Finlay (two volumes)


Volume 42, Calendar of Scottish Supplications to Rome volume vi, 1471-1492, edited by Alan Macquarrie, Roland J Tanner and the late Annie I Dunlop