Enquiry Service

Feel free to contact us if you have a local or family history enquiry. We will be happy to advise you how best to use our resources when you visit the department.


If you are unable to visit the library we can do research on your behalf. You should send as much detail as possible with your enquiry, including which sources you have already checked.

If the answer to your enquiry is straightforward and takes less than half an hour to complete we will not charge a fee other than for postage and reproductions. For longer enquiries we charge £36 per hour or part of an hour. Cheques should be made payable to “Culture Perth and Kinross”. If you have a time/price limit that you do not wish to exceed, please let us know.

Our research is confined to our own materials – we do not extend our searches to collections held by other libraries, archives and institutions. We cannot guarantee that we will be able to answer any or all of your questions. The information you seek may simply never have been published or recorded in any way. Much of what was recorded has not survived.

Please note that under the Data Protection Act 1998 the personal details supplied by you when making an enquiry will be kept in a manual or automated file for administrative and record management information purposes only. The information will not be passed to third parties outwith Culture Perth and Kinross.

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