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Iain Flett
City Archivist
City Archivist - Iain Flett
Email: Iain Flett Telephone: 01382 434494
Public Reception: 18 City Square, Dundee - Postal Address: 21 City Square, Dundee DD1 3BY

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The current phase of the Caird Hall improvements means that building works are restricting access to Archives to members of the public via 14 City Square.

Temporary escorted access for members of the public is now in operation until later in the summer. (On some days it will be necessary to enter the City Archives via the Caird Hall stage door entrance on Shore Terrace).

This also means that access by Archive staff to two of our principal stores will be by arrangement with the contractors, therefore we will need as much notice as possible for production of Council minutes and church records.

Members of the public wishing to visit Archives should could call at reception at 18 City Square, where the reception staff will contact us to see what can be arranged. Seating is available while you wait for Archive staff to respond.

Archives may have to close completely to the public at short notice, and if so, warning of this will be put on our website.

Once this work is completed, it is hoped that the Archive's public search room will then be relocated to 1 Shore Terrace with full wheelchair access and an education/workshop room.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused. 

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Dundee City Archives holds the official records of Dundee City Council, of the former City of Dundee District Council, the former Corporation of Dundee and the former Tayside Regional Council

The Centre also holds records retransmitted from the National Records of Scotland (NRS), such as kirk session minutes in the Presbytery of Dundee.

Records of businesses, societies and families relating to the area of the City of Dundee are accepted as gifts or deposits. They can be consulted in the Archive Search Room if they are in good condition and under any conditions of use set by any depositor.

The Archive Search Room is open to the public, by appointment:-
Monday to Friday: 9.30 am to 1 pm and 2 pm to 4.30 pm

Staff at the archives can be contacted by e-mail at or by telephone on 01382  434494

Callers should report to ground floor reception, 18 City Square. The Search Room is not wheelchair accessible but special arrangements can be made for people with walking difficulties to view items at 20 City Square

"Saving, caring for and sharing Dundee's written heritage"

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