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Office Locations

The General Register Office for Scotland (GROS) has three offices, two are located in Edinburgh and one in Dumfries:

New Register House
3 West Register Street

New Register House for registration matters and family history research is at the east end of Edinburgh's Princes Street, directly opposite the Balmoral Hotel, a few minutes walk from the main Waverley railway station, the bus station and the airport bus stop. There is no space for car parking or for baggage storage. If informed in advance we can make arrangements for customers with disabilities.

Ladywell House
Ladywell Road
EH12 7TF

Ladywell House for census, population, household and vital statistics data is located in Corstorphine on the west side of Edinburgh. Head west on the A8 from the city centre and turn left at the Drumbrae roundabout. At the second set of traffic-lights turn left into Ladywell Road. Ladywell House is on the left about 75 meters further on.

Cairnsmore House (on Multimap) 
Crichton Business Park
Bankend Road

Although employed by GROS, the Cairnsmore House staff maintain the National Health Service Central Register (NHSCR) on behalf of the Scottish Government Department of Health. We can provide help to approved medical researchers who have had their studies authorised by a privacy advisory committee. For more information see under NHSCR on this website or contact us.

Opening Times

The Edinburgh buildings are normally open to customers between 09:00 and 16:30 hours, Monday to Friday.

Cairnsmore House, in Dumfries, is normally open to customers by appointment.

We are closed on certain public holidays, which in the period to the end of January 2011 are as follows:

Friday 2nd April 2010

Monday 5th April 2010

Monday 3rd May 2010 

Monday 20th September 2010 

Monday 27th December 2010

Tuesday 28th December 2010

Monday 3rd January 2011

Tuesday 4th January 2011



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