May 20, 2022

Just Released: Medieval Scotland Revealed After New University Database Goes Live


A new interactive database containing thousands of documents from Scottish medieval history has been revealed after painstaking work from University of Glasgow researchers.

The People of Medieval Scotland (PoMS) project catalogued over 21,000 individuals mentioned in 8600 documents.

These documents – or charters – were written by monks between two key dates in Scottish history; the death of Malcolm III in 1093 to the Battle of Bannockburn in 1314.


For the past four years, they have inputted records from the charters into the database. Their work will be officially unveiled by Mike Russell MSP, the Education Minister, at a ceremony at the university on Wednesday night.

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More About the Project and Database From the Official News Release:

The database features:

  • A ‘lab’ space for quick and thought-provoking ways to explore the database
  • Gaelic names are identified in their medieval and modern forms
  • A multi-faceted search facility
  • For experts: special attention to the form of documents
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