The cost of Scottish wills and testaments has been cut on the introduction of a new payment system.
ScotlandsPeople says: “We have changed the pricing and payment method for purchasing Wills & Testaments documents on the ScotlandsPeople website. Instead of purchasing a Will & Testament through a separate transaction, these documents can now be viewed using ScotlandsPeople credits. As an introductory offer we have also reduced the cost from £5 GBP to 10 credits, which is roughly £2.33 GBP!
“The pricing for Wills & Testaments was originally based on the average cost for posting out purchased copies to customers. At that time, this was the best way of arranging the price, as the number of pages per document can vary and so did the total cost.
“So, in 2005, the records were launched on the ScotlandsPeople website at a cost of £5 GBP for a full colour, authentic facsimile of the original document, regardless of the number of pages.
“With the merging of the National Archives of Scotland (NAS) and the General Register Office for Scotland (GROS) to form the National Records of Scotland (NRS) in April 2011, we felt the time was right to reflect the fact that the records are from the same organisation, by standardising the payment process.
“We hope that this change makes for an easier and more straightforward process for using these records. As we’re currently working on the launch of the new Wills and Testaments for 1902-1925, we thought it was the perfect time to announce this change – we hope you like it!”