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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.

Conference: Why Archives Matter: Health, Wellbeing, Community, Young People

Date & Time: 24 October 2018, 10:00-16:00 Location: The Dome, New Register House, 3 West Register Street, Edinburgh, EH1 3YT (Map) Why Archives Matter: Health, Wellbeing, Community, Young People is the first in a series of events that will highlight the ways...

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Introduction to Archives: Free CLPD for Teachers

Date & Time: Wednesday 14 November 2018, 16:15 – 17:45 Location: National Library of Scotland, Kelvin Hall, Glasgow, G3 8AW (Map) Delivered by National Records of Scotland & National Library of Scotland Interested in accessing archive resources with your school...

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Theatre of Remembrance

The Scottish Council on Archives has received a National Lottery grant of £9,600.00 for its ‘Theatre of Remembrance’ project. Awarded through the Heritage Lottery Fund’s First World War then and now programme, the project will focus on using material held...

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Happy 80th Birthday to the Beano

On 30 July 1938 a Scottish icon first appeared ont he newstands: The Beano! Beloved by generations, the comic is still going strong. To celebrate 80 years of this favourite, DC Thomson have put together an interactive website to explore...

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Archives and Records Management Services Quality Improvement Framework - New Platform & Revised Guidance

Is your service looking for a tool to help your organisation achieve Public Records (Scotland) Act, 2011 compliance? Are you planning on applying for Archive Service Accreditation? Do you want to evaluate, improve and build on the strengths of your...

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PSQG Survey 2018 - Funding Available

We are delighted to announce that the next survey of visitors to UK archives will take place in autumn 2018. The registration window opened on Wednesday, 4 July 2018. The last visitors’ survey took place in 2016 when 111 record...

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SCA Community Archive Survey 2018

SCA is committed to supporting community archives. We are keen to hear directly from groups who are collecting, preserving and recording archive material as part of their activities, and have compiled a short survey. The purpose of the survey it...

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SCA Trustee, Bruce Jackson is honoured with Lifetime Achievement Award

Bruce Jackson, archivist and trustee of the Scottish Council on Archives has been honoured by the (UK) All Party Parliamentary Group on Archives and History with a Lifetime Achievement Award.  The award was presented by Lord Clark of Windermere, PC,...

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Archives Revealed Grant Recipients Announced

As part of TNA’s Archives Revealed programme, the first recipients of a new cataloguing grant have been announced. The University of St Andrews is one of nine successful candidates, and will receive funding to support a project that will catalogue...

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SCA Education Coaching Programme 2018

Focussed support for your education and outreach work The SCA is offering opportunities for Scottish archives to receive professional coaching and support from its Education Development Officer, Douglas Roberts. Archive services are invited to apply for up to three days...

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