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Fun Run (1984), West Lothian Council Archives

What's On in the Archives?

Discover what's on at your local archives - get involved in events, workshops and exhibitions. Find brief summaries below and follow the links to the Archive's event page to find out more.

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Salvona the Lion Tamer

Talks: 14 Oct, remembering Ambrose Salvona the lion tamer

Introduction to Archives

Classes: 20 Oct - 24 Nov, how archive records can help with research

Glasgow's Slavery Past

Exhibition: 30 Sep - 28 Oct, Scotland's links to the slave trade


Talk: 13 Oct, getting the most out of ScotlandsPeople for ancestry

The Uses of Plants in Medicine

Talk: 18 Oct, history of plants in medicine in Ancient Greece and Rome

WWI Nursing Scrapbooks

Exhibition Launch: 1 Nov, service scrapbooks from 9 WWI nurses

Highlands to Hindustan

Exhibition, Jul-4 Nov, historic collections of art from India

Representing the Womb

Talk: 8 Nov, explore the history of 3D representations of the womb

Rogues and Auld Reekie

Talk: 9 Nov, Edinburgh City Archives collection of police records

Enduring Eye

Exhibition: 16 Jun - 12 Nov, photos from Shackleton's expedition

19th Century Policing

Talk: 13 Nov, an overview of early police governance

Crime and Punishment

Talk: 20 Nov, how archives can inspire fiction with ES Thomson

Police and Photography

Talk: 24 Nov, discover how pioneering individuals used photography

Trial by Media

Talk: 28 Nov, find out how the press reported crime during the 1800s

A Very Criminal Photographer

Talk: 29 Nov, discover Greatrex, a photographer turned forger

200 Years of Inverness Courier

Talk: 1 Dec, the development of The Courier and it's place in history

Rogues Gallery

Exhibition: 25 Oct-1 Dec, previously unseen photos from City Archives

The Truest Mirror of Life

Exhibition: 8 Aug - 21 Jan, collection of 19th c. French Caricatures

Medical Photography

Talk: 10 Jan, alienation and beauty in medical photography