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

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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Gary Thomas - Archive Exploration in Dundee

Gary Thomas, Archive Digitisation Trainee, Falkirk Archives On the 8th February three Opening Up Scotland’s Archives trainees, Anabel Farrell, Naomi Harvey and myself along with Fiona MacDougall, a trainee Heritage Officer based at Historic Environment Scotland, undertook a whistle-stop exploration...

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Olivia Howarth - Cohort Visit to University of Glasgow

Olivia Howarth, Digital Preservation at University of Glasgow Archive Services The fourth host visit for Cohort Two of Opening Up Scotland’s Archives was held here at the University of Glasgow. The goal of the day was to give the trainees...

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David Heelas - Transforming Archives - Scottish Base Camp

Transforming Archives Trainee, Hull History Centre Two weeks ago I attended my second Base Camp of the traineeship, this time it was up in sunny Edinburgh with the support from the Scottish Council on Archives. Both the Opening up Scotland’s...

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Naomi Harvey and Michael MacKinnon - A Day of Two Halves: Cohort Two Visit the National Galleries

Naomi Harvey, Digital Preservation & Outreach Trainee at HES/Midlothian Council Archives Michael Mackinnon, Outreach & Education Trainee at North Lanarkshire Archives On a wild and windy winter’s morning the SCA trainees paid a fascinating visit to the archive at the...

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Catriona Doyle - Mood Boards at Glasgow City Archives

Outreach Trainee (Based jointly at Glasgow City Archives & The Glasgow School of Art) Myself and my supervisor Barbara McLean held the second of Cohort Two’s Host Visits on Thursday the 28th of January 2016. The morning began in Glasgow...

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Anabel Farrell: Cohort 2 Visit to St Andrews

Traditional Archive Skills Trainee (University of St Andrews) Here at the University of St Andrews Special Collections we had the pleasure of hosting the first of the cohort visits for the Opening up Scotland’s Archives trainees. The aim of the...

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