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Digital explorations in New College Library : James Kirkwood’s vision today TAGS: | | | | | A guest post from Chloe Elder – New College Library Special Collections Digitisation Intern Considering the ease with which most of us have access to information, it can be easy …Continue reading →

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The Greatest Gaelic Book Collector? Professor Donald MacKinnon (1839–1914), the University of Edinburgh, and the MacKinnon Collection TAGS: | | | | | We have recently completed the online cataloguing of the MacKinnon Collection, of books of and about Scottish life and literature, and rich in books in Gaelic.  Our colleague and expert …Continue reading →

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Cut it out! TAGS: | | | | I have been making my way through the manuscripts collection in an effort to identify material, see what conservation needs there are and generally acquaint myself with the collections. This …Continue reading →

For the love of Gaelic (and everything else Scottish). TAGS: | | | | The School of Scottish Studies Archives holds: over 30,000 sound recordings 320 film / video items over 50,000 images manuscript collections As part of the University’s Gaelic Week programme of …Continue reading →

Discover Gaelic Special Collections from New College Library TAGS: | | | Did you know that over 400 items which together form the Gaelic Collections at New College Library have recently been catalogued online. This collection of monographs and pamphlets was put together from …Continue reading →

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Piping treasure on display in ‘The Piper’s Whim’ Exhibition TAGS: | | | | | | Currently on display at St Cecilia’s Hall, Cowgate, Edinburgh is an instruction book on the bagpipe  (in Gaelic Pibroch, or, Ceol mor, or, literally, Big music) from New College Library’s Gaelic Collection. …Continue reading →

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From Greek to Gaelic TAGS: | | | | | | Just over 400 items which together form the Gaelic Collections at New College Library have now been catalogued online and their details can now be browsed online using the shelfmark “Gaelic …Continue reading →

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Gaelic hymns from the Highlands TAGS: | | | | | | | New College Library’s recently catalogued Gaelic Collections contain several editions of  “Dain spioradail ” by the celebrated hymn writer Peter Grant. This edition at Gaelic Coll. 250  is the fifth …Continue reading →

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Bagpipe music of the Isles TAGS: | | | | | | I’m delighted to announce that just over 400 items which together form the Gaelic Collections at New College Library have now been catalogued online and their details can now be browsed …Continue reading →

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