Birth records for legendary Celtic manager Jock Stein are among a bundle of new documents to be made publicly available online.
The Hamilton-born coach, who also managed Hibernian and Scotland, led the Glasgow club to nine league titles in a row and the European Cup in 1967.
He passed away on September 10, 1985 during a World Cup qualifier against Wales at Ninian Park in Cardiff.
His birth records have been published online for the first time as part of National Record of Scotland’s (NRS) release.
Certificates from 1922, marriages in 1947 and death records from 1972 are part of the latest disclosure – which were previously only available to people visiting an NRS building or by ordering a copy by post.
Whisky Galore and Monarch of the Glen author Compton Mackenzie’s death certificate – from his passing at the age of 89 in Edinburgh – has also been made available alongside a document ratifying the marriage of Highland aristocrat Isobel Blunt-Mackenzie and Polish soldier Capt Oscar Linda in Dingwall in 1947.
All records are now free to view on the ScotlandsPeople website.
NRS archivist, Veronica Schreuder, said: “The release of new records on ScotlandsPeople is always exciting for researchers and the birth, marriage and death records now added to the site will help many people find out more about their family history.
“Each year’s records contain a wealth of information for those just starting to map out their family tree and for those seeking to branch out their understanding, from the comfort of their own homes.”
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