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Established in November 1989 the European Ethnological Research Centre (EERC) was established as a Charitable Trust with the primary concern being the promotion of research into the everyday life of the people of Scotland and across all levels of society. Originally based at the National Museums of Scotland in Edinburgh its research activities have been […]

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If you’re looking for another resource to help you locate your Scottish ancestors the National Library of Scotland (NLS) has over 700 directories digitized, which cover most of Scotland and date from 1773 to 1911. They are also a valuable resource for the years not covered by the census which started in 1841 and carried […]

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Handwritten letters from the first President of the United States have gone on display at the National Library of Scotland. The following is a press release from the National Library of Scotland. The press release is as follows:  “The road to American independence is being mapped out at the National Library of Scotland (NLS) in […]

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Sir Arthur Conan Doyle creator of Sherlock Holmes, like the rest of us, sometimes suffered from writers block, those days when creativity has stalled. Writing is hard work and clearly illustrates even our most famous writers had to practice their craft. The National Library of Scotland tells the story of manuscripts found, locked away upon […]

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An Antarctic search and rescue party discovered the tent of Captain Robert Scott and his two companions on November 12, 1912. They found the body of Scott wedged between those of his team members with the flaps of his sleeping bag and his coat open.  Lt. Henry Bowers and Dr. Edward Wilson lay covered in […]

Continue reading about Centennial of Captain Robert Scott’s ‘Terra Nova’ expedition to South Pole

Because of the changing needs of its customers, the National Library of Scotland (NLS) has plans in the works to update and develop services and functions for the 21st century. As one of the major research libraries in Europe, Scotland NLS is the only legal deposit library that has a copy anything published in the […]

Continue reading about National Library of Scotland Bill Program for Government 2011-2012