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West Lothian Council Archives

Announcements

Do you have an announcement to make? If you would like us to share your information or news, email us with the details at contact@scottisharchives.org.uk

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.

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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Archive Accreditation Training and Application Survey

Release Date: 23 June 2017 The Scottish Council on Archives is planning to deliver two Archive Accreditation training opportunities in Scotland over 2017/18. We want to make sure that the training is suited to your needs and invite you to...

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TWA Cultural Heritage Digitisation Grant 2017

Release Date: 1 June 2017 Following a successful 2016 and excellent applications from archives and other memory institutions last year, the TWA Digitisation Grant has relaunched in 2017, and applications are now being accepted. The fund offers grants of up...

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Creative Use of Archives: Beloved Poison and Dark Asylum

Release Date: 2 June 2017 This is an excerpt from an article published in Issue 41 of Broadsheet, which is available to download. Before I began writing novels I trained as a historian. One of the many pleasures of that profession...

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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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Let's Stamp it Out!

Release Date: 26 May 2017 This is an excerpt from an article published in Issue 41 of Broadsheet, which is available to download. Thanks to a generous grant from the Wellcome Trust, a project is ongoing to catalogue the records of...

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Evergreen: Patrick Geddes and the Environment in Equilibrium

Release Date: 18 May 2017 This is an excerpt from an article published in Issue 41 of Broadsheet, which is available to download. Sir Patrick Geddes (1854-1932) was a pioneer of the environmental movement and one of the greatest social thinkers...

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An Island in Time: St Kilda and the 1764 Census

Release Date: 11 May 2017 This is an excerpt from an article published in Issue 41 of Broadsheet, which is available to download. One of the joys, and privileges, of working in archives is discovering fascinating documents and bringing their hidden...

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Scribes and Royal Authority

Release Date: 4 May 2017 This is an excerpt from an article published in Issue 41 of Broadsheet, which is available to download. The earliest surviving Scottish archives are collections of single sheets of parchment with seal(s) attached. This form...

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Archive Service Accreditation: Royal College of Nursing

Release Date: 22 March 2017 On behalf of the Archive Service Accreditation team in Scotland, we would like to congratulate the Royal College of Nursing Library and Archive Service as the latest Scotland-based service to be awarded Archive Service Accreditation (www.scottisharchives.org.uk/accreditation)....

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