John Knox and the Scottish Reformed Kirk TAGS: | | | | | At 4pm today, Tuesday 19 May, in the Assembly Hall, Prof Jane Dawson will address the General Assembly on the topic of John Knox, following publication of her recent biography. Prof. Dawson’s …Continue reading →

Scotland’s Religious Past : Unique Special Collections at New College Library, Edinburgh TAGS: | | | | | | | Here at New College Library we’re rediscovering unique Special Collections items which tell the story of Scotland’s radical religious past. This item, The Lord’s trumpet sounding an alarm against Scotland, …Continue reading →

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The saint, the saltire and a Scottish legend TAGS: | | | | | | | | Today, November 30, is Saint Andrew’s day,  also celebrated as Scotland’s national day. The Oxford Dictionary of Saints (available online to University of Edinburgh users)  notes that the cult of St …Continue reading →

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Psalms for St Cecilia’s Day TAGS: | | | | | | | | The feast of St Cecilia’s Day is traditionally celebrated on November 22nd.  A 3rd century martyr, St Cecilia is known as the patron saint of musicians. Her legend relates that, as …Continue reading →

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The Stories and Afterlife of Lady Grange Stories beget stories – it’s one of my favourite things about them – and archives...
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A Book of Two Halves Our Projects Conservator, Nicole, describes a technique for repairing books that have broken in half...
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