Author Archives: Archivist (Editor)

Lunastal aig Tasglann nan Eilean le Shona

B’e Dihaoine sa chaidh an latha mu dheireadh aig cuid den luchd-trèanaidh a bha a’ dèanamh bliadhna trèanadh “Skills for the Future”, pròiseact aig Comhairle airson Tasglannan Albannach. Gu fortanach, tha mise air cumhnant nas fhaide fhaighinn agus tha mi … Continue reading

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Co-labhairt air Tasglannan Coimhearsnachd / Community Archive Conference by Shona

Tha e doirbh a chreidsinn gu bheil mìos ann mu thràth on a bha an co-labhairt againn aig Tasglann nan Eilean. Tha mi airson taing mhòr a thoirt seachad dhan Chomhairle air Tasglannan na h-Alba (Scottish Council on Archives), Maoin … Continue reading

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Trip to Eriskay, Uist and York

As you can probably tell, I’m just catching up on all that has happened recently. We recently took a trip to Eriskay to continue our mapping of archives throughout the Western Isles. Eriskay Historical Society were gearing up for their … Continue reading

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Springtime in the Archive by Shona

It’s been two months since my last blog post so apologies if this ends up being a rather long post. As soon as the days started getting longer, there seemed to be more to do and certainly more travelling to … Continue reading

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Harris Tweed Authority project update

It’s been a whole month since my last blog post on the Harris Tweed Authority (HTA) cataloguing project! A wee update is definitely overdue. Following on from my time looking through the many boxes of HTA material, matching up what’s … Continue reading

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The HTA offices: Photos, limericks and a mysterious key

As mentioned in a previous post, the majority of the Harris Tweed Authority (HTA) archive material was transferred to Tasglann nan Eilean in 2012. However, there is still some material of interest at the HTA offices, and two weeks ago … Continue reading

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What’s in the Harris Tweed Authority archive?

Shockingly, I’ve already been here at Tasglann nan Eilean for six weeks! Time is rushing by. After researching the history and context of Harris Tweed and the Harris Tweed Authority, as I mentioned in my previous blog post, I’ve begun … Continue reading

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Conserving archives at the Tasglann by Shona

A few weeks ago, I got the opportunity to spend some time with our Conservator, Jane Hamill, who showed me some of the tricks of her trade and how to conserve some archive material. We decided to work on the … Continue reading

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Cataloguing the Harris Tweed industry

Hello! I wanted to write a post for the Tasglann’s blog to introduce myself and the project that I’ll be doing over the next nine months. I’m Victoria, and I previously worked at the Hunterian Museum and Art Gallery – … Continue reading

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The Official opening of the Lews Castle Museum and Archive

This month has been a fantastic month for the archive and has been full of energy. We had the official opening of the Lews Castle, Museum and Archive at the beginning of the month and it included a visit from … Continue reading

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