The material featured on this website
(www.scottishdocuments.com) is essentially of three kinds:
(a) the written content of the website and small images for illustration
(b) digital images of church court records, and
(c) design and software applications which encompass the structure of the
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from the copyright holders concerned.
Digital images of church court records
The purpose of the Scottish Documents website is to allow testing of the online
delivery of digital copies of historical records to authenticated users. The
images are derived from the records of church courts (kirk sessions,
presbyteries, synods and the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland), and
of courts of secession churches which rejoined the Church of Scotland at
various times. The National Archives of Scotland (NAS) administers copyright in
the original records on behalf of the Church of Scotland. The digital images of
the church records are Crown copyright protected unless otherwise stated.
Design and software applications
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and any and all other intellectual property rights in and to the design of this
website and the software applications utilised on this website are Crown
copyright protected and visitors to this website are not permitted to copy,
modify, adapt or use any aspect of the design of this website or the software
applications utilised on this website without permission.
Visitors to this website are granted permission to access this material, to
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storage media and to make printed copies of any such downloaded material,
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and research. The Crown copyright protected material may be reproduced free of
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in a misleading context and is acknowledged. For a suggested form of
acknowledgement see under ‘acknowledging copyright’ below.
When reproducing information on this website which is Crown Copyright, the
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generic website address (www.scottishdocuments.com). When reproducing digital
images of church court records the acknowledgement should be in the form of
“National Archives of Scotland” along with the reference number of the image,
for example “CH2/123/4”.
Linking to this website
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