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

Maja Shand: History from Below

Community Engagement and Outreach trainee (based jointly with Glasgow City Archives and The Glasgow School of Art archives Now that I have only around three months remaining of the Skills for the Future traineeship it is interesting to reflect upon...

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Cohort Two - Basecamp Week at The National Archives

Written by Olivia Howarth, Catriona Doyle and Gary Thomas Between November 9th and 13th, we, the SCA Opening Up Scotland’s Archives trainees, joined the English cohort taking part in the Transforming Archives traineeships at “Base Camp”. Hosted in The National...

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Anabel Farrell: A Traditional Christmas

Traditional Archive Skills Trainee (University of St Andrews) As one of the six trainees on this year’s Opening up Scotland’s Archives scheme, the year ahead presents the opportunity to engage with much fascinating material from the University of St Andrews...

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Paul Fleming: Edinburgh's Heart of Darkness

‘Revenge, the sweetest morsel to the mouth that ever was cooked in hell.’ (Sir Walter Scott, The Heart of Midlothian, 1818) As the Skills for the Future Opening Up Scotland’s Archives trainee based at the Centre for Research Collections, University...

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Mary Dunne: Let's Get Digital

As a Digital Preservation Trainee at University of Glasgow Archive Services, I have been involved in extensive research into the theories and methodologies of digital preservation. Much of this research has been desk-based, but I’ve also been lucky enough to...

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Lynn Bruce: The Dark Side of History

I’m working on Collections Development at Glasgow City Archives. This type of project is relatively new to archives, so I’ll explain a bit about what I’m doing. My role involves scoping out the collections to highlight areas of particular strength...

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Sharon Kelly: Six Months On

My Skills for the Future journey with the University of Dundee Archive Services began in October 2014.  Now halfway through the scheme, it is a good time to reflect on the past six months touching on some of the highlights...

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