The Longitudinal Studies Centre Scotland (LSCS) is based at the University of Edinburgh. LSCS was established in 2001 from funding by the Scottish Further and Higher Education Funding Council and the Chief Scientist Office. LSCS focuses on linking data over time to produce a unique set of longitudinal research resources. In 2012, the LSCS was successful in attracting ESRC funding for Digitising Scotland, a highly ambitious and exciting project aiming to digitise and link inter-generationally all of the approximate 24 million vital events registered in Scotland since 1855. This groundbreaking work will create a unique dataset allowing the exploration of new and exciting research questions for the first time in the UK.