It seems to me that freebmd does not cover Scotland.

Are there any free resources that do?

The ones I found charge 7.50 just to see the page.

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Freebmd only covers England and Wales, as it states on its home page

ScotlandsPeople is your best starting point for Scotland; this describes its credit-based charging structure. (Index searches are free).

For free records, you could try the Scottish resources at FamilySearch.

The paid-for sites (Ancestry, Findmypast etc.) also have Scottish records which you may be able to access for free at a local library.

17 best free online Scottish resources (written by Scottish genealogist Chris Paton will give you some other useful pointers if you need to delve deeper into Scottish records.

  • Thanks for that. On ScotlandsPeople it came up with: HARRIS, ALEXANDER, M, 1875, 595/29, IRVINE but I can;t locate this on FindMyPast. Mar 13, 2019 at 20:01
  • I just wonder if this is Alexander Campbell Harris. The father is Samuel Harris and 1875 matches the death age. Mar 13, 2019 at 20:21

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