Sushhhhhhh! A week in the searchroom

It’s been a quiet week in the Tasglann office.  This isn’t to say we’ve not been busy but we’ve had to be quiet as we’ve had researchers in everyday!  A visitor from Aberdeen has been looking through Lewis District Committee, local poorlaw and school records from around 1920 as part of her research into the Pairc area.  Another visitor has been in looking at more modern Council records relating to bilingual policy and education.  Both were visitors from mainland Scotland, which helps to show the interest in the islands’ history from further afield and not just within them!

Donna has been working on the papers of James Shaw Grant and is currently up to her ears in boxes rearranging the collection.  David has been sorting out the development of our new website (more soon!) and attended the Sustainable Development Committee to answer questions by elected members regarding our Archives Access Policy and a report on our involvement in the Archives Quality Improvement Framework.  Subject to ratification by full Council, both passed through.  We’re also starting to plan in more depth for our activities with businesses and Comainn Eachdraidh this autumn. So, a quiet week aurally, but certainly not activity wise!

About David Powell

Project Manager and Archivist with Tasglann nan Eilean Siar
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