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Witchcraft, Waulking & Will-o’-the-Wisps – Exploring the Maclagan Manuscripts TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | Have you ever been stuck for a good nursery rhyme to tell your kids? Or needed a cure for a headache that just will not go away? Or perhaps you’ve found …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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Queering The Man and Woman’s Love Song TAGS: | | | | | | | | | |   An image of our Tale archive with a Progress Pride flag filter. The image includes cabinets, index card boxes on top, and shelving with books above.       …Continue reading →

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SSSA in 70 Objects: Psalm 118 to ‘Coleshill’ TAGS: | | Contributor: Murdina and Effie MacDonald, Psalm 118 to ‘Coleshill’ Fieldworker: Thorkild Knudsen Reference: SA1965.031 Link to recording on Tobar an Dualchais Response: Clare Button Visiting the Isle of Lewis with my …Continue reading →

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SSSA in 70 Objects: Òganaich Dhuinn a Rinn M’ Fhàgail TAGS: | Contributor: Barra Waulking Women Fieldworker: Thorkild Knudsen Reference: SA1965.109.004 Response: Louise Scollay I have a lifelong love – some might say obsession –  of textiles and craft and often this …Continue reading →

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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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Image shows Newspaper Article on Access Course Launch The History of Access to University Ash Mowat is one of our volunteers in the Civic Engagement Team. Ash has been...
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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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