08: “Something sensible for a change”: The National Register of Archives for Scotland

08: “Something sensible for a change”: The National Register of Archives for Scotland

by Dr. Alison Rosie


The National Register of Archives for Scotland (NRAS) was set up just after the Second World War to identify archives held in private hands in Scotland. Many collections were deposited in public archives at that time, but many more have remained in private hands, and access to them is organised through the NRAS. This talk will look back at the early pioneering days of the NRAS, and what it does today to help both owners and researchers, with a look at some of the collections on the Register which shed light on Highland history.

About the speaker

After pursuing her research on 15th century courts in France and Italy, Alison joined the staff of the Scottish Record Office (now the National Records of Scotland) in 1986 and has been Registrar of the National Register of Archives for Scotland, one of the most interesting areas of work in the NRS (though she’s biased), for the past 20 years. A highlight of her career was the discovery of the earliest list of the inhabitants of St Kilda in an Argyllshire collection.

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05-May-2022 @ 19:30

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