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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 made the quick journey north to Lewis for Tasglannan Coimhearsnachd: Cothroman agus Dùbhlain (Community Archives: Opportunities and Challenges).  

The conference took place over two days. We spent the first at the amazing Lews castle; A recently renovated Victorian mansion house which now houses the museum and archive in a newly build extension. 

This was a fantastic event that not only demonstrated the amazing community and archive projects happening across Scotland but also clearly showed the ways in which the people of Lewis had sought to make their heritage accessible to the community from the grassroots activity of the CE Nis to the new heritage centre at Lews Castle. I left inspired to work more with our community archives. Keep reading… 

Sally Chalmers, Skills for the Future Trainee, Midlothian Archive 



View the programme from the conference and download the presentations on the conference page.