Guide’s route to past lives

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VisitScotland has launched a guide to tracing Scottish ancestry, highlighting the unusual and surprising places people can go to learn more about their ancestors.

The guide comes in an easy-to-use map format and is suitable for those just starting to trace their routes to the more advanced and experienced.

It highlights a mix of Scottish visitor attractions, museums, libraries and research centres that people can use to track down their predecessors, including the Scotland’s People Centre based in Edinburgh, where the likes of Billy Connolly, Sir Alex Ferguson, Lulu and Gordon Ramsay have all had their ancestry traced.

The guide is available to for people to download from