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Aerial shot of the Scottish Parliament ©Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body 2012. Licensed under the Open Scottish Parliament Licence v1.0

Exhibition

Archives are the documented memory of the nation, of communities and individuals. This was reflected in an exhibition that included the Great Seal of Scotland (as used for all Acts of the Scottish Parliament) and an intriguing selection of unique original documents mounted by the National Records of Scotland.

The original records were accompanied by an expansive exhibition of archive images from over 60 Scottish collections. We also designed and mounted a graphic interpretation of a map of Scotland, comprised of records from local archive services representing each of the eight official Parliament constituencies.

Early stages of the exhibition installation on the first day of set-up (Members' Lobby, Scottish Par...

The main exhibition featured archive collections from all over Scotland. The high-quality images wer...

Our stylised interpretation of Scotland. The images (chosen from local archives) represent the eight...

Some of the images featured in this section include the Burnet Psalter (15th century, University of ...

These panels include Botanical Teaching Models (1870, Royal Botanic Gardens Edinburgh), Seafield Col...

Also included here is an image of the Robert the Bruce ferry crossing the Firth of Forth (c1940-50, ...

The exhibition positioned outside the entrance doors to the main chamber of the Scottish Parliament....

Display of original items featuring the Great Seal of Scotland, used to ratify a variety of document...

Featured here is an example from the collection of 31,000 soldiers’ wills, spanning 1857–1965 (N...

Cabinet Secretary for Culture, Europe and External Affairs, Fiona Hyslop, pictured here with Chair o...

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The original records were selected to complement the overall theme of skills and education. These pa...

Our final day in the Parliament celebrated Scotland's industrial heritage, specifically shipbuilding...

The evening reception on 25 March 2015 to celebrate the work of the Opening Up Scotland's Archives t...

An original Robert Burns letter being inspected by Willie Coffey MSP and Rachel Hart, Trustee, Scott...