About the Archives

Under the Local Government (Scotland) Act 1994 and the Public Records (Scotland) Act 2011, Dundee City Council is required to make appropriate provision for the storage, preservation and management of records created by the Council and its predecessors, including:

  • Dundee Town Council/Corporation
  • The City of Dundee District Council
  • Tayside Regional Council

We also hold records on behalf of the National Records of Scotland under their Charge and Superintendence arrangements. These include Church of Scotland records for the Presbytery of Dundee, Customs and Excise records for Dundee, Dundee Justices of the Peace and Sheriff Court plans of works.

We also accept records of businesses, societies and families that have a connection to the City of Dundee. Find out how you can deposit records.

Find out more about the records we hold.

Keep up to date with what is going on in the archives through our blog, flickr site and X feed.

The Archives also advises Council staff on Records Management issues. Find out more about this.

Contact the Archives