Meeting Places: A Gathering to Celebrate 85 Years of the Saltire Society

What makes Scotland’s culture vivid and important? Today – and in the future? A brand new publication of creative writing inspired by the archives of The Saltire Society was launched at a special event at the Society’s Headquarters last month. Released as part of the long-running Saltire pamphlet series, Meeting Places: A Gathering to Celebrate 85…Continue Reading Meeting Places: A Gathering to Celebrate 85 Years of the Saltire Society

Discovering the magic of Mount Stuart

A partnership between the University Archives, Mount Stuart and the Centre for Scotland’s Land Futures led to an amazing experience for three Humanities undergraduates. Here they describe their fantastic two week internship at Mount Stuart working with the archives and other collections. Connie Mills The email offering me the opportunity to apply for an archival…Continue Reading Discovering the magic of Mount Stuart

12 Hour Sit-in Revel: Cooper Gallery at Dundee Botanic Garden

A report in images by Curatorial Assistant Peter Amoore. On 25 June Cooper Gallery held a gathering at University of Dundee’s Botanic Garden around the intention of re-imagining what art education could be, questioning who it currently serves and how ways of learning together could be opened up to more equitable possibilities for knowledge production…Continue Reading 12 Hour Sit-in Revel: Cooper Gallery at Dundee Botanic Garden

Big Back Garden – Memories of Dundee’s Baxter Park showcased in exhibition

Bandstand performances, talent competitions and firework displays are just some of the fond memories of Baxter Park that will feature in a Big Back Garden exhibition. The exhibition, which is part of the Big Back Garden project led by the University Archives, celebrates Dundee’s iconic Baxter Park by looking at what people remember about the…Continue Reading Big Back Garden – Memories of Dundee’s Baxter Park showcased in exhibition

Mackerel, Magpie and Klingons: fundraising for the Brittle Bone Society

Alasdair Bachell, Project Archivist for the Brittle Bone Society collection, uses the records to explore how the charity has raised funds – As with any charity, fundraising is a core activity of the Brittle Bone Society. In this blog I want to showcase just a few of the ways the BBS has raised money since…Continue Reading Mackerel, Magpie and Klingons: fundraising for the Brittle Bone Society