Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Our ScotlandsPeople Centre within the Burns Monument Centre currently offers a limited reopening.

Opening times

We are open 9am-1pm Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, with eight spaces available each day which cost £7.50 per session.


All bookings must be made by telephone and payment must be made at this time. Only one booking per person per week will be allowed at present to allow others the opportunity to visit our centre.

Due to the current restrictions:

  • no prints will be available at this time
  • no food or drink should be brought into the centre and there will be no access to the coffee room
  • hand sanitiser will be available at the entrance to the room
  • be aware that restrictions may be placed on service delivery at short notice

Anyone who would like to book one of our limited spaces should call 01563 576695 or 01563 576696.

Research your family from 1553 to the present day for only £15 per day

The Burns Monument Centre in Kilmarnock provides access to Scottish records covering almost 500 years.

Through the Scotland's People software available at the centre you can access Statutory Birth, Death and Marriage Records from 1855 to the present day as well as Census Records, Old Parish Records, Wills and Testaments and various Minor Records.

Whether you are just starting to look into your family or you are a professional researcher, the resources at the Burns Monument Centre are invaluable. Friendly staff are available to help and the fee of £15 includes access to a PC and the ScotlandPeople software for a full day which is cheaper than buying credits and using the system at home. 

We also offer family tree packages where our experienced Registrars can research this for you.

Records available at the Burns Monument Centre

Available records
  Record type Category   Dates
Statutory Records Births 1855 to date
Statutory Records Marriages 1855 to date
Statutory Records Deaths 1855 to date
Statutory Records Divorces 1984 to date
Statutory Records Civil Partnerships 2005 to date
Old Parish Registers Births 1553 - 1854
Old Parish Registers Marriages 1553 - 1854
Old Parish Registers Deaths 1553 - 1854
Catholic Parish Registers Births 1703 - 1914
Catholic Parish Registers Marriages 1703 - 1939
Catholic Parish Registers Deaths 1703 - 1964
Catholic Parish Registers Other events 1703 - 1914
Census   1841 to 1911
Wills and Testaments   1523 - 1925
Valuation Rolls    


Ever fancied finding out about your ancestors but don't know where to begin?

Registration staff at the Burns Monument Centre provide workshops on a Wednesday which cover all aspects of research.

Workshops on how to use the ScotlandPeople software run every Wednesday from 9.30am-11.30am and 2pm-4pm. These two hour introductory sessions cost just £20 and cover all tuition and access to genealogical records from 1553 to the present day.  

PC room opening hours

(Please note it is now essential to book your PC in advance)    

Monday to Thursday: 9am-4.30pm
Friday: 9am-3.30pm
Saturday: Closed


Our Registration Offices cannot take cash payments. We can accept payment by debit/credit card or cheque.

Contact Information

Registration Services
Burns Monument Centre
Kay Park, Kilmarnock
Telephone: 01563 576695
Telephone: 01563 576696