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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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Royal Reflections from the RESP Archive TAGS: | | | | | | This weekend sees the culmination of celebrations to mark the Platinum Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth, and marks her 70th anniversary as monarch. This event provides us with an opportunity to …Continue reading →

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The Skene Album – An artistic partnership between author and artist TAGS: | | | | | | | James Skene was a close friend of one of Scotland’s greatest and most influential writers. By profession  he was a lawyer, but he was also a keen amateur artist. Skene …Continue reading →

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Celebrating a 70th Anniversary Acquisition! TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | Earlier this year, the School of Scottish Studies Archive and the Centre for Research Collections teamed up with renowned Scottish photographer, Jeremy Sutton-Hibbert, to add a landmark collection of photos …Continue reading →

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The Battle of Life: A look at the Dumfriesshire mental health survey TAGS: | | “worried, dull and anxious, not quite up to the battle of life.” Widowed female, 45-54 yrs, Dull and backward As the second world war was coming to an end a …Continue reading →

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New to the Library: Scottish nationalist leaflets, 1844-1973 TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | I’m happy to let you know that the Library now has access to the database Scottish nationalist leaflets, 1844-1973 from British Online Archives. This digital primary source database collects together …Continue reading →

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New to the Library: Stuart and Cumberland Papers TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | I’m really happy to let you know that the Library has recently been able to purchase the extensive Stuart and Cumberland Papers from the Royal Archives at Windsor Castle, digitised …Continue reading →

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On trial: digital collections relating to the slave trade and slavery in the West Indies TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | *The Library has now purchased access to the collection ‘Slavery: supporters and abolitionists, 1675-1865 ’. See New to the Library: Slavery: supporters and abolitionists, 1675-1865* Thanks to a request from …Continue reading →

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‘Moving forwards towards perfection’: Dunfermline College of Physical Education TAGS: | | | | | | | On this day (4th October) in 1905, the Carnegie Dunfermline Trust College of Hygiene and Physical Training (later renamed Dunfermline College of Physical Education) was founded. It was opened by …Continue reading →

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Default utility Image A Scottish Witness of the Great Kantō Earthquake To mark the centenary of the Great Kantō Earthquake of 1923, we are publishing a...
Default utility Image Come Hither: Walter de la Mare and the Young of All Ages The English writer Walter de la Mare was born 150 years ago this week on...

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Default utility Image Giving Decorated Paper a Home … Rehousing Books and Paper Bindings In the first post of this two part series, our Collection Care Technician, Robyn Rogers,...
Default utility Image The Book Surgery Part 2: Bringing Everything Together In this blog, Project Conservator Mhairi Boyle her second day of in-situ book conservation training...

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