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Read posts by the Opening Up Scotland's Archives trainees below and follow their progress.

Shona MacLellan - Radio nan Gàidheal

Shona MacLellan,Traditional Skills trainee at Tasglann nan Eilean Shona was recently interviewed on the BBC Radio nan Gàidheal about the current display on at the archive. You can listen to the programme on the BBC website, Shona's interview starts at...

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Samar Ziadat - Beyond the Lecture Theatre Conference

Samar Ziadat, Collection Development & Outreach at Lothian Health Services Archive At the end of January, four out of seven ‘Opening up Scotland’s Archives’ trainees attended the University Museums in Scotland (UMIS) and Scottish Universities Special Collections and Archives Group...

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Catherine Hollebrandse - Cohort Visit to University of St Andrews

Catherine Hollebrandse, Traditional Skills at University of St Andrews Special Collections On 19th January we had the pleasure of welcoming the Opening up Scotland’s Archives trainees to their second cohort visit of the year, here at the University of St...

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Jennifer Lightbody - Cohort visit to National Galleries of Scotland

Jennifer Lightbody, Outreach and Engagement Trainee, Glasgow City Archives 16th December was spent in Edinburgh, at the National Galleries of Scotland. In the morning the trainees visited the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art Archive at Mod 2, where Kirstie...

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Jennifer Lightbody - Cohort visit to National Library of Scotland (Kelvin Hall) and Glasgow City Archives

Jennifer Lightbody, Outreach and Engagement Trainee, Glasgow City Archives All the trainees came to Glasgow on 15th December for a visit to National Library of Scotland (NLS) Moving Image Archive at the Kelvin Hall, and my cohort day visit at...

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Penny Wright - TNA Bootcamp

Penny Wright, Digital Preservation Trainee, National Records of Scotland In November, the Scottish Council on Archives ‘Skills for the Future’ Trainees attended the TNA Basecamp at the National Archives in Kew.This was an opportunity for the Scottish cohort to...

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Jennifer Lightbody - Cohort visit to Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow

Jennifer Lightbody, Outreach and Engagement Trainee, Glasgow City Archives As part of my traineeship, I am interested in finding out about other archives –what they hold, how they run and who uses their holdings. The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons...

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Olivia Howarth - ARA Conference 2016

Olivia Howarth, Digital Preservation at University of Glasgow Archive Services This year, the annual Archives and Records Association Conference was held at the Hilton in Wembley. Many archivists, conservators, record managers and a few privileged trainees, like myself, gathered to...

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Michael MacKinnon - Cohort visit to Motherwell. Thursday 2nd June 2016

Michael MacKinnon, Outreach & Education Trainee at North Lanarkshire Archives After tea and coffee and discussion about the trainees’ varied travel routes taken to access a sun soaked Motherwell, my supervisor Wiebke McGhee took us on tour of the Heritage...

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Naomi Harvey - Cohort Two Visit to the Cultural Heart of Midlothian*

Naomi Harvey, Outreach Trainee at Midlothian Council Archives On a fine May morning, it was Midlothian Council Archive’s turn to host a visit from the Cohort two trainees. As a group, we’ve been lucky to travel far and wide to...

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