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Opening Up Scotland's Archives

Supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund’s Skills for the Future programme, Opening Up Scotland’s Archives aims to improve skills and develop the Scottish archives sector.

In partnership with archives across Scotland, between 2014 and 2017 we will be co-ordinating 18 paid, work-based traineeships. Trainees spend a year working in high profile collections, on real-life projects, whilst learning new skills. They will help to bring the past to life for new audiences and ensure our documented national memory remains accessible to future generations.

Trainees benefit from an annual bursary, mentoring and working on a range of exciting projects – including outreach and community engagement, digital preservation, collections development and traditional archive skills – which will enable them to develop a variety of skills they can take with them to future career and training opportunities.

About the Project

More details about the project

Meet the Trainees

Trainees & their host archive services

Trainee Blog

Read about the latest projects and follow the trainees development

Tasglannan Coimhearsnachd

14 & 15 Jun 17: Community Archives conference in Stornoway