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Halloween Divination in our Sound Collection Today is Halloween and – placing pumpkins and trick-or-treating (as we know it today) firmly to one side for now – this is the day on which we traditionally mark …Continue reading →

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SSSA in 70 Objects: Embracing the Unknown – A musician’s response to Bob Hobkirk’s Unknown Air TAGS: Today we are delighted to have a post from Carla Michal Sayer, who used material from The School of Scottish Studies Archives in her work for the Situated Place art …Continue reading →

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An exciting year for Queering the Archive TAGS: | | | | | This year saw the development of the Queering the Archive initiative as part of our 70th Anniversary. Join Elliot as he takes you through an exploration of the initiative as …Continue reading →

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Voices, Voices, Voices! Fieldwork, Creative Practice and The School of Scottish Studies TAGS: | | Written by Louise Scollay, Archive & Library Assistant   Back in August, we held an online seminar and Q&A with Dr Hugh Hagan, Martine Robertson and Hannah Wood where they …Continue reading →

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SSSA in 70 Objects: Photograph of Sorley Maclean and Ian Paterson TAGS: | | | | |     This week saw the 110th anniversary of the birth of Raasay poet Sorley MacLean (26 October 1911 – 24 November 1996) and so today’s blog is a great …Continue reading →

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SSSA in 70 Objects: Filling the Creative Well: A Tribute to Joan W. Clark TAGS: | | | Manuscript: The Joan Clark Collection Response by: Elaine MacGillivray   Out of a thousand possible options, I have chosen to respond to the manuscript collection of Scottish botanist Joan W. …Continue reading →

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Remembering Maurice Fleming TAGS: | Staff, colleagues and friends of the School of Scottish Studies Archives were very sad to hear of the passing of Maurice Fleming in August last year.  David Fleming, Maurice’s son, …Continue reading →

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SSSA in 70 Objects: Cassette of Annie Arnott Recordings TAGS: |   Recently this object was received back to SSSA. The tape contains several recordings of Gaelic songs performed by Mrs Annie Arnott, of Skye. Born and raised in Linicro, in …Continue reading →

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SSSA in 70 Objects: Nagra III TAGS: | by Stuart Robinson, AV Technician at SSSA   It was hard to pick a single object from our extensive collection of historic equipment to speak about in this article. I …Continue reading →

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SSSA in 70 Objects: A Seer Saw a Full-Rigged Ship TAGS: | | Response by Gill Russell, Artist   Material from the archives of the  School of Scottish Studies forms a central part of South West by South, An t-Eilean Fada, The Long Island: A Poetic …Continue reading →

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Default utility Image Volunteering at the CRC: Charlotte’s experience Today we’re introducing Charlotte Holmes, a postgraduate student who is doing some volunteer work under...
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Default utility Image Bearing Witness: The Pre-Digitisation Conservation Treatment of The Witness, Part 1 This week we have the first instalment of a two-part series by Projects Conservator Mhairi...
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