We have received a number of questions on whether researchers can purchase the gravestone photographs we have taken. Please be aware these are not printed photographs but are digital images in JPG format. These are now available but only for the following graveyards:
To purchase a photograph:
First buy the Memorial Inscription booklet
Second find the gravestone(s) and email email@example.com with the number to confirm that a photo(s) exists
We will reply with confirmation and advise how to purchase in the Online Shop
Next on receipt of your purchase, we will email the digital images to you in JPG format.
We have decided to sell photographs at a cost of
£2.25 (reduced to £1.50 each to co-incide with our re-opening) per gravestone once we have released a new Memorial Inscriptions booklet for a graveyard.
When memorial recordings were originally completed it was custom not to record memorials after 1855 as from that date the Statutory Register of Deaths was introduced, and records are held by the Registrar General for Scotland at New Register House in Edinburgh and available online at ScotlandsPeople. Subsequently the nominal cut-off date for recording modern surveys is 1950, but this has not been adhered to rigidly. DGFHS decided in 2020 that future projects will not apply any cut-off date.
The Memorial Inscription booklets published from 2021, follow a Photographic Survey listing all stones found. In addition, we will also list transcriptions from previous surveys where the stone is no longer visible and of course no photos are available for these..
We cannot be responsible for the clarity of all photographs as a large number are very weathered.
There may be more than one photo of a gravestone either because the photographer has taken more to aid clarity, or because it is a double-sided stone, an obelisk, or it is a large memorial. No matter how many photos there are of a single gravestone you will still only pay
£2.25 (reduced to £1.50).