Online Tuition in the Palaeography of Scottish Documents 1500-1750

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If you need help reading old Scottish documents, the site titled "Online Tuition in the Paleography of Scottish Documents 1500-1750" provides interactive lessons and practice in reading the old Scottish handwriting.


  • Tutorials are available for both the novice and the more experienced
  • A coaching manual includes a “problem solver” which aids you when you have difficulty, a presentation of letter forms, a bibliography, and links to other online helps.
  • Links to the Dictionary of the Scots Language
  • Each week there is a new “poser” which is a document to be translated and a weekly tip.

Internet address

or search for Scottish Handwriting