In late September, Scotland’s People announced that the Valuation Rolls for 1875 were now on their website www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk. The index, covering all of Scotland, can be browsed free of charge until the 31 December 2014.
You can search by name of property owners, tenants and occupiers
plus by addresses across all of Scotland from 1875 to 1915, at ten year
intervals and also 1920. This search often can reveal valuable information about your
ancestors between census years. “The latest addition comprises over 900,000
index entries and almost 72,000 digital images taken from 141 volumes of
A valuation roll which
is essentially the same as an assessor’s list or a county appraiser’s list puts
a value on real estate for tax purposes. At a minimum you can expect the owner’s
name, the address and value placed on the property. You might find much more
such as the acreage and a description of the land.