The Gaelic Liturgy; the only copy in Scotland This unassuming little book is of the greatest national importance: it is the only copy in Scotland of the first book printed in Gaelic (Gaelic Liturgy; year 1567; shelfmark Dd.10.44.).  …Continue reading →

Scottish Court of Session Papers; digitisation pilot At present I am working on a pilot project, digitising the Scottish Court of Session Papers. The collection is held across three institutions; The Advocate’s Library, The Signet Library and …Continue reading →

Celebrating Shakespeare With the 400th anniversary this year of the death of one of our greatest and most influential playwrights, William Shakespeare, I found myself cropping images of some of his first …Continue reading →

Dating a Book For the last couple of months I have had the pleasure of both volunteering with the DIU and now working a bit more seriously through my work placement as part …Continue reading →

Monsters & Maps Printed under the Watchful Dog Last week Mercator’s beautiful Atlas sive Cosmographicae found its way into the DIU, only after it arrived did we discover that it was actually his 503rd Birthday, a fact celebrated …Continue reading →

3 Additions to the LUNA Book Reader Collection We kick off 2015 with the addition of 3 new Book Readers added to LUNA. The first two are both music manuscripts that came down to the DIU as part …Continue reading →

The Most Beautiful Book in Scotland and the Oldest Scottish Manuscript? We are delighted to announce that 2 manuscripts have been added to our growing collection of Book Readers in LUNA! The first is Ms 39, an amazing early 15th century …Continue reading →

Iconic Photography Part of our remit in the DIU has been to work through a list of ‘Iconic’ Items from the collection in our spare time. Over the years we have completed …Continue reading →

David Bowie

RANDOMS TAGS: | | | I wanted to share some fantastic images that have come through the Digital Imaging Unit via general random digitization requests. This material is bound for individual researchers and would normally …Continue reading →

Colophon and Logotype TAGS: | | | | Having a background in Fine Art through study at Glasgow School of Art I am very aware of the striking visual content that passes through the Digital Imaging Unit on …Continue reading →

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