The Skills for the Future Team

Learning Services Placement

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Over the past five weeks we have had an exciting time with Historic Scotland’s Learning Services Department. Our placement has taken us all over Scotland and to a wide range of HS sites. We have also been working on a number of exciting projects which will be used by the Regional Learning Officers to help deliver their educational activities. We started off by shadowing Nathan Bryceland, the Learning Development Officer for Edinburgh Castle, where we observed school visits and other educational activities. We were each given a project to work…read more

Our time with Collections

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During our time with  the Collections Department over the past two months we have gained an insight into the various different tasks they do. We have gained experience of cataloguing, accessions, rehousing, retrievals and records management. We started off by getting to grips with Oracle, the database system that collections use. We begun by cataloguing the Non-Guardianship Monuments Collection which consists of drawings from the former Ministry of Works relating to historical sites not in state care. This collection was quite interesting since the material related to any monument not…read more