Visit the archives
Our public searchroom is open by appointment only. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or write to us at the address below if you would like to make an appointment, suggesting when you would like to visit. If you will be travelling a long distance we recommend that you make an appointment well in advance of your visit and before you arrange your travel.
Before your visit, we will ask for details of the records you wish to consult. You can gain an overview of the records we hold from this site, but you should also discuss your particular needs with us when you make your appointment.
We will ask you to complete an application for access form, agreeing to comply with our access and reading room regulations. On your first visit, you must also show photographic identification, such as a driving licence or passport, so that your application can be validated.
If you have any disabilities or special requirements, it may be helpful to notify us before your visit so that we can make any adjustments to meet your needs.
Facilities for researchers
A break room is available where facilities for making tea and coffee are provided. You will be required to leave any bags you have brought with you in a locker in this room.
The archive has facilities for disabled access including disabled parking, level access for wheelchair users, an accessible toilet and an adjustable height desk in the search room.
A library of bank histories, journals, directories and general reference books is available in the search room.
Please note that there is no wifi provision in the archives building.
How to find us
Our address is:
6 South Gyle Crescent Lane
The RBS Archives building is at the end of South Gyle Crescent Lane.
Lothian Buses service numbers 22 and 400 stop nearby. Alight at the ‘Gyle Crescent Lane’ stop, outside a large Royal Mail building called Tallents House.
Both South Gyle and Edinburgh Park stations are within 10-15 minutes' walk from RBS Archives.
There is a tram stop at Edinburgh Park railway station, about 10 minutes' walk from RBS Archives.
Parking is available at the building by prior arrangement.