All News - 2003

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20th Dec 03
Athens -change to Login
Scran has recently updated its systems to support ATHENS Single Sign On (SSO). As a result, the way in which ATHENS users log into the Scran service will change. Instead of the normal login prompt all ATHENS users will be required to use a new URL address to access Scran. The new URL is Could all users and site administrators please update thir web links to point to the new address as soon as possible, as the current ATHENS login service will be suspended as of Friday 5th of November.
5th Dec 03
Scran Calendar
A Scran CALENDAR is ready for you to print out and use.
20th Nov 03
Learning to 'read' an image
Sonja Camero, LTSN Subject Centre for History, Classics & Archaeology has used Scran images in a new ICT Briefing Paper for students using images as a primary source.
28th Oct 03
Scran Highly Recommended by Schoolzone
Scran has been awarded a Highly Recommended rating by Schoolzone for its provision of educational resources on a web service.
23rd Oct 03
New Website On-line
A new educational website focussing on the Commonwealth was launched to tie in with the 15th Conference of Commonwealth Education Ministers which will be held in Edinburgh in October 2003.
20th Oct 03
Statistical Accounts of Scotland from EDINA
We are delighted to offer an additional service to all our subscribing schools. The Statistical Accounts is a wonderful resource for education. HE and FE already have direct access through the JISC sponsored service EDINA and now Scran and EDINA have come together to offer that access to schools. Log in to Scran and click the image on the Scran front page for access or click here.
7th Aug 03
Scran welcomes new Tertiary Education Officer
A warm welcome to Jenny Ure, the latest addition to the Scran Education team.
29th Jul 03
Five Stars for Website
Union of the Crowns website has been given a five-star review by leading publication Webuser magazine.
19th Jun 03
Vacancy For Tertiary Education Officer
Applications are invited for the above post which involves responsibility for developing Scran's provision to the FE and HE community
23rd Apr 03
Major RLS Project Launches in Dundee
Fred Guy [pictured left] of the National Library of Scotland declared these two important Dundee Library projects live on Tuesday 22 April. He thanked the Dundee Library team for their hard work and also congratulated Scran on its management of the whole RLS project.
24th Mar 03
Union of the Crowns Website Launched
A new website to commemorate the 400th anniversary of the Union of the Crowns was launched on 24th March 2003.
20th Mar 03
Starters are here for kids!
Visit our cool new Starters section and find out just what the Romans did for us!
18th Mar 03
Pathfinder Treasure
Discover the treasure in our Pathfinders as they take on a new look.
12th Mar 03
1500 Albums and Rising!
Since going live early in the New Year, albums have proved a massive success. At the last count, there were over 1,500 active albums with more being created every day!
20th Jan 03
Exciting new Albums facility launched
You may have noticed some new links on the site recently, ‘add to album’ and ‘manage albums’. These links are for a new tool we have introduced that lets you create electronic albums of Scran material.
6th Jan 03
New Years Honours for Scran Board Members
Congratulations to Scran Board members Ian Ritchie and Mike Baughan who have been made CBE and OBE respectively in the New Years Honours list.