Publications and projects
Palaeography and transcriptions
Robert H J Urquhart and Rob Close (editors), The Hearth Tax for Ayrshire (1998)
I was a proof-reader for the indexing work on Ayr burgh records for Alistair Lindsay and Jean Kennedy (editors), The Burgesses and Guild Brethren of Ayr, 1647-1846 (Ayrshire Federation of Historical Societies, 2002)
I was the original editor and content writer for the Scottish Handwriting website.
Wider historical research and archive sources
John Burnett and Robert H J Urquhart, ‘Early Papingo Shooting in Scotland’ in Review of Scottish Culture, volume 11 (1998-9)
William Lang and Robert H J Urquhart, ‘A Seventeenth-century Description of Herring Fishing off the West Coast of Scotland’, in Scottish Archives, volume 5 (1999)
Alastair Dinsmor and Robert H J Urquhart, ‘The Origins of Modern Policing in Scotland’ in Scottish Archives, volume 7 (2001)
Kirsty M Forbes and Robert H J Urquhart, ‘Records in the National Archives of Scotland relating to Poor Relief, 1845-1930’ in Scottish Archives, volume 8 (2002)
Current research work and interests
With Dr David Leitch, I am researching the alteration of civil parish boundaries in Scotland between 1894 and 1950, with the intention of publishing a definitive digest of parishes modified under the 1894 Local Government (Scotland) Act.
I am transcribing rental rolls and other material relating to the island of Arran in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries.
Along with volunteers in Scotland and Zeeland, I am transcribing seventeenth century accounts of the Scots kirk in Veere.
I am one of several tutors running online palaeography classes on behalf of the Scottish Records Association.