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Parish List for Scotland

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Every County in Scotland was subdivided for administration and record-keeping into Parishes or Districts. The names of the Scottish parishes used in 16th to 20th century records are shown below. 

Some counties have different names today :

Old name       Modern name 
 
Haddington       East Lothian 
Linlithgow        West Lothian
Edinburgh         Midlothian
Forfar                Angus
Elgin                  Moray      

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The Parish name, its reference number, the County in which it was situated, and the year in which Old Parish Registers (OPR) began recording  births and marriages in each Scottish parish is shown in the table below.

                                                                Choose first letter of Parish:

B  C  D  G  H  K  M  N  O  P  Q  R  U   W  Y  

Parish Number County OPR
A                      (top)
Abbey
Abbey St. Bathans
Abbotrule
Abbotshall
Abdie
Abercorn
Abercrombie
Aberdalgie
Aberdeen
Aberdour
Aberdour
Aberfeldy
Aberfoyle
Aberlady
Aberlemno
Aberlour
Aberluthnot
Abernethy
Abernethy & Kincardine
Abernyte
Abertarff or Fort Augustus
Aboyne
Acharacle
Advie
Airlie
Airth
Aithsting
Alford
Alloa
Alness
Alva
Alvah
Alves
Alvie
Alyth
Ancrum
Annan
Anstruther - Easter
Anstruther - Wester
Anwoth
Appin
Applecross
Applegarth & Sibbaldie
Arbirlot
Arbroath
Arbuthnot
Ardchattan
Ardclach
Ardersier
Ardgour, Corran of &
Ballachulish
Ardnamurchan
Ardrossan
Arisaig
Arngask
Arrochar
Ashkirk
Assynt
Athelstaneford
Auchindoir & Kearn
Auchinleck
Auchterarder
Auchterderran
Auchtergaven
Auchterhouse
Auchterless
Auchtermuchty
Auchtertool
Auldearn
Avoch
Avondale
Ayr
Ayton

559
726
806
399
400
661
454
323
168a
169
401
324
325
702
269
145
265
326
90a
327
92/2
170
505/1
128b
270
469
9
171
465
57
470
146
125
90b
328
780
812
402
403
855
525/2
58
813a
271
272
250
504
120
91
506

505/4
576
505/2
404
492
781
44
703
172
577
329
405
330
273
173
406
407
121
59
621
578
727

Renfrew
Berwick
Roxburgh
Fife
Fife
Linlithgow
Fife
Perth
Aberdeen
Aberdeen
Fife
Perth
Perth
Haddington
Forfar
Banff
Kincardine
Perth
Inverness
Perth
Inverness
Aberdeen
Argyll
Moray
Forfar
Stirling
Shetland
Aberdeen
Clackmannan
Ross & Cromarty
Stirling
Banff
Moray
Inverness
Perth
Roxburgh
Dumfries
Fife
Fife
Kirkcudbright
Argyll
Ross & Cromarty
Dumfries
Forfar
Forfar
Kincardine
Argyll
Nairn
Inverness
Argyll

Argyll
Ayr
Argyll
Fife
Dunbarton
Roxburgh
Sutherland
Haddington
Aberdeen
Ayr
Perth
Fife
Perth
Forfar
Aberdeen
Fife
Fife
Nairn
Ross & Cromarty
Lanark
Ayr
Berwick

1676
1715
1755
1650
1620
1585
-
1615
1563
1698
1663
-
1692
1632
1706
1708
-
1690
1730
1667
1737
1752
1829
-
1682
1660
-
1717
1609
1783
1655
1718
1648
1713
1623
1703
1703
1641
1577
1727
1751
-
1749
1632
1653
1631
1758
1652
1719
1835

1777
1734
-
1688
1759
1630
1798
1664
1694
1693
1661
1664
1741
1645
1680
1649
1708
1687
1727
1698
1664
1743
B                      (top)
Baldernock
Balfron
Ballachulish & Corran of
Ardgour
Ballachulish
Ballantrae
Ballingry
Balmaclellan
Balmaghie
Balmerino
Balquhidder
Banchory-Devenick
Banchory-Ternan
Banff
Bannockburn
Bargrennan
Barony
Barr
Barra
Barry
Barvas (Lewis)
Bathgate
Beath
Bedrule
Beith
Belhelvie
Bellie
Benbecula
Bendochy
Benholm
Benvie
Bervie
Biggar
Birnie
Birsay
Birse
Blackford
Blair Atholl & Strowan
Blairgowrie
Blantyre
Blythswood
Boharm
Boleskine
Bolton
Bonhill
Borgue
Bo'ness
Borthwick
Bothkennar
Bothwell
Botriphnie
Bourtie
Bowden
Bower
Bowmore
Boyndie
Bracadale (Skye)
Braemar & Crathie
Brechin
Bressay
Bridekirk
Broughton
Brydekirk
Buchanan
Buittle
Bunkle & Preston
Burness & Lady
Burntisland
Burr & Quarff
Burray

471
472
506

525/3
579
408
856
857a
409
331
251
252
147
488
857b
622
580
108
274
86a
662
410
782
581
174
126
118
332
253
301
254
623
127
13
175
333
334
335
624
644/7
128a
92/1
704
493
858
663
674
473
625
148
176
783
34
536
149
109
183
275
1/1
-
758
813b
474
859
728
26
411
1/2 
29

Stirling
Stirling
Argyll

Argyll/Inverness
Ayr
Fife
Kirkcudbright
Kirkcudbright
Fife
Perth
Kincardine
Kincardine
Banff
Stirling
Wigtown
Lanark
Ayr
Inverness
Forfar
Ross & Cromarty
Linlithgow
Fife
Roxburgh
Ayr
Aberdeen
Moray
Inverness
Perth
Kincardine
Forfar
Kincardine
Lanark
Moray
Orkney
Aberdeen
Perth
Perth
Perth
Lanark
Lanark
Banff
Inverness
Haddington
Dunbarton
Kirkcudbright
Linlithgow
Edinburgh
Stirling
Lanark
Banff
Aberdeen
Roxburgh
Caithness
Argyll
Banff
Inverness
Aberdeen
Forfar
Shetland
-
Peebles
Dumfries
Stirling
Kirkcudbright
Berwick
Orkney
Fife
Shetland
Orkney

1624
1687
1830
-
1731
1670
1747
1768
1632
1696
1713
1670
1620
-
-
1672
1689
1836
1704
1810
1672
1643
1690
1661
1624
1709
1848
1642
1684
1655
1698

1730
1712
1645
1758
1738
1718
1647
1677

1634
1777
1686
1676
1742
1656
1706
1723
1671
1683
1709
1697
1740
1763
1700
1802
1771
1612
1737
-
1697
1836
1646
1736
1704
1758
1672
1755
1657

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