Project search results for location: 'Central Scotland'
Location of Project Material: Outside Scotland
Two interviews, recorded in 1997 and newly uploaded to Scran. These interviews, with former employees of Henry Robb's shipyard in Leith, Edinburgh, were conducted by The Scottish Working People’s History Trust, a charitable body which was founded 1992 to champion the cause of working people’s history. It aims to seek out and preserve information and stories about the lives of working people in Scotland and to make that information available to the public. The Trust’s research worker, Dr Ian McDougall, recorded the memories of people from various parts of Scotland and gathered their recollections of their working lives, their homes and families, their education and other experiences in life. The original recordings are deposited with the Archive of Edinburgh University’s School of Scottish Studies.
Keywords: labour, unions, shipyard, Leith, working people, strike
Location of Project Material: Lothian
The Affric/Beauly Hydro-Electric Scheme comprises six power stations: Deanie, Culligran, Aigas, Kilmorack, Fasnakyle and Mullardoch. These are fed by a system of lochs, waterfalls and dams, the main ones being Loch Mullardoch and Loch Monar. The Foyers scheme, meanwhile, is a small scheme fed by Loch Mhor. This collection of images documents the two schemes. It is one of a series recording the eight major hydro-electric schemes in Scotland. This collection was kindly licensed to Scran by Prof. Cairns Aitken, an academic physician/psychiatrist in Rehabilitation Medicine, who became Dean of the Faculty of Medicine and retired as Vice-Principal at the University of Edinburgh in 1994. He was born in Dunoon, Argyll in 1933. He has had a life-long interest in photography, and in completing projects. He was awarded the CBE in 1998 for his contribution to the Health Services.
Keywords: green, eco, water, hydro
Location of Project Material: Highlands
Audio recordings of interviews conducted in the Scottish Borders in the late 1990s by the Scottish Borders Council Archive Service. Interviewees range in age from approximately 60 to approximately 90 years of age, and the subjects covered include children's games, school, working lives, war and more.
Keywords: childhood, work, war, relations, oral, history, histories
Location of Project Material: Borders
Glasgow HF Outdoor Club was formed in 1917 "to provide for the healthy enjoyment of leisure, to encourage the love of the open air, and to promote social and international friendship". Still active and well-used, the club celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2017, and has digitised and curated a selection of its archives, from photographs to pages from its newsletters. The archive tracks changes in social, economic,sporting and popular culture, from the conflict of the First World War to the freedom of weekend leisure time, the growth in ownership of the motor car, advances in the technology of wet weather clothing, the pursuit of ‘Munro bagging’, and the growth of the World Wide Web.
Location of Project Material: Strathclyde
The Royal Regiment of Scotland was formed in 2006, when The Royal Scots, The King's Own Scottish Borderers, The Royal Highland Fusiliers, The Black Watch, The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders, The Highlanders, 52nd Lowland and 51st Highland Regiments were amalgamated. The Museum of The Royal Regiment of Scotland is co-located with The Royal Scots Museum in Edinburgh Castle. It displays a number of objects relating to the Regiment's activities since formation in 2006, including artefacts from its operations in Afghanistan as well as clothing and equipment. The images that the Museum has kindly licensed to Scran will be of immense value to schools and colleges as part of the Modern Studies curriculum.
Keywords: helmet, Taliban, weapons, flags, military, army,
Location of Project Material: Outside Scotland, Central Scotland
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