Perhaps you have downloaded a will or testament from ScotlandsPeople or DocumentsOnline
and have difficulty reading the old hand writing, interpreting words or
understanding the contents. We will undertake a full or part diplomatic
transcription of the old document and provide a full line by line
Where applicable, an explanation regarding the meaning of legal, Scots or obsolete words will be provided. Although 17th century Scots secretarial hand is our speciality we can also assist you with any Latin transcriptions which may occur in sasines or other legal documents.
Typical documents are: personal letters, parish registers and kirk session minutes, wills and testaments, sasines, deeds, charters, retours (Service of Heirs), leases, tacks, legal and estate papers.
Please email for a quote to Alasdair Macdonald