Over the last few years, the rolls have been gradually appearing in digital format, some searchable online via the Scotland's People webste or directly in National Records of Scotland.
The latest tranche -the rolls for 1905 - have now been launched. The total archive comprises 4.2 million indexed entries and 2.4 million indexed names and, like the previous examples, is fully searchable by name and by address. More years will appear online in the future but it is a big project and will take time.
It will mainly be of interest for genealogists but also very valuable for local historians - who was living in Stiring's Cowane Street at that time and were they property owners or tenants? How did these properties compare in value with those in other parts of town?
There is a charge for remote access though not if you search in NRS. So, if this sounds useful, get clicking.