Welcome to Just Answer and thanks for your question. You should apply in writing only to the Commissary Clerk, H.M. Commissary Office, Sheriff Court House,XXXXX Edinburgh EH1 1LB, Telephone: 0131-225-2525, giving the deceased's full name and address of last residence, and date of death. Enclose an International Money order for £6.00 payable to Sheriff of Edinburgh. This is just to cover the research fee. If a will is found they will let you know the cost of providing copies.