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

Shona MacLellan - SCA Textiles Study Day

Shona MacLellan, Traditional Skills Trainee, Tasglann nan Eilean The Scottish Council on Archives has been funding my position with Tasglann nan Eilean since Sept 2016 and with this I was able to attend their recent study day on Textiles in Archives....

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Sally Chalmers - Community Archive Conference, Stornoway

Sally Chalmers, Outreach and Engagement Trainee, Midlothian Council On 13 June, 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...

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Penny Wright and Ruth Marr - Digital Preservation for Scottish Local Authorities

Penny Wright and Ruth Marr, Digital Preservation Trainee, National Records of Scotland Over the past twelve months I have been invovled in creating the new digital preservation tools developed for Scottish local authorities by National Records of Scotland. These guidance and...

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Ruth Marr - Edinburgh Basecamp

Ruth Marr, Digital Preservation Trainee, National Records of Scotland Five months into the traineeship, and the English and Scottish cohorts were reunited for a second basecamp at National Records of Scotland in Edinburgh. Structured over three days, the schedule offered...

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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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