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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.

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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Digitally Endangered Species

Release Date: 8 September 2017 As part of  International Digital Preservation Day, on 30 November 2017, the Digital Preservation Coalition want to hear which digital formats you think are most at risk of disappearing. The DPC's 'Digitally Endangered Species' is a...

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HarperCollins Archive: 200 Years in the Making

Release Date: 7 September 2017 This is an excerpt from an article published in Issue 42 of Broadsheet, which is available to download. HarperCollins archive spans 200 years and this year we celebrate our global bicentenary. With such a vast wealth...

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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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NRS Summer Exhibition: Famous Scots

Release Date: 11 Aug 2017 This is an excerpt from an article published in Issue 42 of Broadsheet, which is available to download. Famous or Infamous? Kings or Queens? Thinkers or Doers? Rogues or Heroes? This exciting little Edinburgh Fringe Festival...

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Brewing in Scotland

Release Date: 4 August 2017 This is an excerpt from an article published in Issue 42 of Broadsheet, which is available to download. I am sure most people reading this will have enjoyed a glass of beer at some time 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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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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