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You can also find a list of the workshops we have coming up, and a list of public engagement events taking place in archives across Scotland.

Mermaids and Muggles: Fantastic Tales Kintyre Folk

Release Date: 6 November 2017 The Mermaids and Muggles exhibition has been developed by LiveArgyll Archives, Campbeltown Museum and the Argyll Papers, Inveraray Castle as part of the Heritage Lottery Funded ‘Written in the Landscape’ project. Mermaids and Muggles explores...

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UNESCO Memory of the World Call for Nominations to the UK Register

Release Date: 6 November 2017 UNESCO’s Memory of the World Programme seeks to encourage the preservation of, access to and awareness of the world’s documentary heritage.  An important part of the Programme is its Registers, which recognise documentary heritage of...

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Archive Horror Stories

Release Date: Halloween We’re getting spooky this Halloween and sharing some of the scariest things that we can think of! We have taken inspiration from some fantastic blogs written by Scottish archives and discovered some of the items that haunt...

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Appointment of Scottish Council on Archives Director

Release Date: 13 October 2017 The Scottish Council on Archives is very pleased to announce the appointment of a new Director, Mr John Pelan, FRSA MCIPR: I am delighted to be joining the Scottish Council on Archives. SCA has a...

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Show Us Your #archiveshelfie

Release Date: 11 October 2017 Get involved in Explore Your Archives this year between 18 and 26 November by sharing a shelfie! Show us your stacks, open up your archive, and encourage virtual discovery and exploration. The Scottish Council on...

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Tasglannan Coimhearsnachd (Community Archives): Trainees on Tour

Release Date: 14 September 2017  This is an excerpt from an article published in Issue 42 of Broadsheet, which is available to download.  On June 13th I joined the group of intrepid archivists boarding the tiniest plane in Edinburgh and we...

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National Manuscripts Conservation Trust and Friends of the National Libraries Grants

Release Date: 25 August 2017 Applications are now open for grants given by both the National Manuscripts Conservation Trust (NMCT) and the Friends of the National Libraries (FNL). The National Manuscripts Conservation Trustoffers grants for the conservation and preservation...

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Scottish Widows’ 200: Connecting Company History to a Modern Brand

Release Date: 24 August 2017 This is an excerpt from an article published in Issue 42 of Broadsheet, which is available to download. Scottish Widows is Scotland’s oldest life assurance company. It is also one of the most recognised brands in...

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Archive Service Accreditation: Historic Environment Scotland

Release Date: 20 July 2017 On behalf of the Archive Service Accreditation team in Scotland, we are delighted to announce that Historic Environment Scotland is the latest Scottish service to be awarded Archive Service Accreditation. HES are the seventh Scottish...

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Procuring Digital Preservation: A Briefing

Release Date: 31 May 2017 In March, the Digital Preservation Coalition organised an event exploring the procurement of digital preservation. On behalf of the Scottish Council on Archives, Meic Pierce Owen, one of our newest trustees, attended the event and...

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