A project led by artists, activists & archivists who are working with schools and Wikipedia to rediscover and celebrate the women of Scotland and their history. They are making art works, murals and recording oral histories of famous Scottish women from history. Their YouTube channel has short talks on Scottish suffragettes. They have great social media […]
An addition to the online digital collection. Over 240 rare medieval and early modern manuscripts are now available from the early manuscripts website. A treasure is the ‘Borthwick Girdle Book‘ a 15th-century astronomical and medical almanac that could be placed on a belt when folded up so was very portable . There are also, stunning […]
This is the website of a research project run jointly by the Global Development Institute (GDI, University of Manchester) and the Sheffield Institute for International Development. It is attempting to map the complex landscape of relationships within the UK-based international development NGO sector. It is using information already available in the public domain, focusing on members of […]
The Word on the Street has broadsheet popular newspapers from 1650-1910. Search by keyword or place. Get popular reports of current events, crimes, politics and attitudes. See for instance this report of cross-dressing from the early 19th century. Other great Scottish digital resources include: Glasgow Digital Library. This has many free online collections. Highlights include: […]
Oor Willy, Your Willy, A’body’s Willy The National Library of Scotland has launched the Oor Wullie’s guide website for children. See how this presents Scottish identity and listen to the audio files.
Scottish independence referendum collection Details about this project from the National Library of Scotland which will include a webarchive . Also this week a House of Commons Library briefing summarising the outcome.