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In Focus: Historic Environment Scotland

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For this month’s ‘In Focus’ blog Frederick Alexander from Historic Environment Scotland introduces the recently completely digital project “Beyond the Phyiscal: Future Proofing Scotland’s Heritage in the Digital Age”. In March 2021 Historic Environment Scotland launched a virtual showcase celebrating the end of a four-year digital archives project. Beyond the Physical: Future Proofing Scotland’s Heritage […]

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Meet the ARA’s Section for Business Records

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Composite of various images from business archives.

The Section for Business Records (SBR) has a six-strong committee who aim to:• Be the professional body of choice for archivists and records managers working with business records;• Provide a focused and informed group to represent the interests of business records within the ARA for all archivists and records managers working with business archives;• Act […]

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In Focus: North East Wales Archives

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For this month’s ‘In Focus’ blog, Sarah Roberts from North East Wales Archives joins us to highlight their Women Rediscovered project. Explore Your Archive was always going to be different in 2020 and once our staff at North East Wales Archives realised that there would be no “usual” events to plan we started to think […]

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Taking History Day online – Creating a digital fair to discover history collections

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Since 2014, History Day has brought together students, researchers and history enthusiasts with professionals from archives, libraries, publishers and other organisations with history collections. Past History Days have taken place at Senate House in London, the home of the Institute of Historical Research Library and Senate House Library, the central library of the University of London. A fair with stalls representing different history organisations was set up to browse, […]

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ArchI’ve Campaigned

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The Archives and Records Association, Scotland’s social media campaigns: #ArchiveZ and Instagram I think it is safe to say that this year is a little different than most, no matter what part of the archives and record keeping sector we work in. With everything going on in the world just now, so many of our […]

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Accidental Travel

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In the UK, before Covid-19 many of us travelled with relatively little thought – whether by private or individual means, or public transport. But during lockdown our habits largely changed – certainly in terms of travelling any distance. As lockdown eases we’re being urged to avoid public transport where possible – and transport workers have […]

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#ExploreYourArchive Day: a focus for our campaign

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Have you heard about #ExploreYourArchive Day? Read on to find out all about it… What is #ExploreYourArchive Day? We introduced #ExploreYourArchive Day in March 2020 to provide a focus day for showcasing archive collections that are related to our monthly campaign themes. When does #ExploreYourArchive Day take place? #ExploreYourArchive Day takes place on the 10th […]

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Affection, architecture and football in and beyond the archives: Archibald Leitch’s stadium plans in Art of Ayresome

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Teesside Archives’ collections feature a range of items relating to the area’s sporting heritage spanning club records, oral histories, plans, photographs and programmes.   Amongst the highlights on the sporting collections are a number of Ayresome Park football stadium plans by world-acclaimed stadium designer Archibald Leitch, recently digitised and currently on show as part of […]