Corporate Records, 1695-2009: founding and governing documents, minutes, agenda, directors' attendance books, directors' orders, board papers and reports, seal records etc.
Executive Records, 1696-2001: records of senior officials relating to banking legislation, business policy, performance, significant events, relations with other banks, high level administration of the bank etc.
Shareholder Records, 1695-2001: subscription records, stock journals, stock ledgers, stock transfer registers, stock certificates, dividend payments, shareholder communications.
Accounting Records, 1696-2001: general journals, general ledgers, remittances, cash books, waste books, financial summaries, states, analyses, balance books, investments, bills of exchange, accounts with correspondent banks, stamp duty, examples of bills of exchange, cheques etc.
Customer Records, 1749-1976: records relating to specific customers which have been created by extracting or compiling information from existing accounting (or other) records, chiefly problem accounts, debts and bankruptcies etc.
Legal Records, 1705-1970s: letter books, legal opinions, legal cases, merger and acquisition records etc.
Banknote Records, 1696-2007: banknotes, banknote production and design records, notes issued and burned, circulation, forged notes, papers relating to forgery cases, mutilated and defective notes and related records.
Staff Records, 1730-2009: staff regulations, instructions and handbooks, salary records, staff report records, recruitment and admission records, journey records, Widows' Fund records, pension records, Officers' Guarantee Fund records, staff association records, internal staff publications, records relating to staff at war, staff photographs and prints, recreational and social records, biographical, reminiscences, private papers, miscellaneous.
Head Office Branch Records, 1765-1980: Head Office records relating to the administration of branches: branch procedure books, various inspection records, registers of credits and advances at branches, papers relating to Trading with the Enemy Acts (First and Second World Wars) and miscellaneous records.
Branch Records, 1731-1981: records created or maintained by Bank of Scotland branches. For most branches only the first few customer account ledgers have survived (variously identified as cash account or day ledgers, interest ledgers, progressive ledgers, current account ledgers). For other branches a wider range of records survives, including: registers of bonds (chiefly for credits on cash accounts); records relating to bills of exchange (bill books, letters of protest etc); general ledgers; balance books; circulation books; proposal and opinion books; registers of enquiries and reports (on customers), etc.
Property Records, 1700-1998: architectural plans and drawings, photographs, maintenance records.
Marketing and Public Relations Records, 1704-ongoing: advertising, PR photographs, press cuttings, customer magazines, product literature, tercentenary, educational publications etc.
Miscellaneous Records, 1746-1960s: other banks' and companies' published shareholder lists, reports, prospectuses, newspaper cuttings, Nominee Companies etc.