The Skills for the Future Team

Farewell from us!

Posted by in Aerial Collections, Education & Outreach, General Collections

The last weeks of our traineeships have seen the culmination of our projects and all the trainees moving on in their careers! Plenty of success stories all round. Project-wise, me, Tania, Dave and Nora are at the last step of developing and displaying a new exhibition in RCAHMS library and search room. Come see the beautiful architectural imagery from the Cullen, Lochhead and Brown collection! If you can’t make it to Edinburgh, you can see Craig, Elaine and Kate’s Scran project on Scottish New Towns, an educational resource to explore…read more

The National Archives

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We recently had a great opportunity to spend the majority of a week at The National Archives in Kew, alongside the trainees who are undertaking placements as part of the ‘Opening up Archives’ programme. TNA staff organised and hosted a programme of workshops through which we were given an insight into how their services and strategies work. Our Education and Outreach trainees (Bryony, Tania and Elaine) stayed for three days and the Curatorial trainees (Nora, Dave, Craig and myself) stayed for four. We really enjoyed the week, and it was…read more

Buried in the Books

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For two days of every week over the last two months we’ve been studying for our University of Dundee Modules. Since Elaine’s post in September we have been consolidating the skills and experience we have gained through our placements and work activities since February this year.  The Education and Outreach trainees (Bryony, Elaine, Tania, plus curatorial trainee Kate) have been learning more about the promotion of archives, while the Curatorial trainees (Dave, Craig and I) have been considering the management and preservation of them.   You can find out more about…read more

Guided Walk on the Banks of Loch Tay

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On Friday, the Skills for the Future team joined Stephen Boyle and some members of the public with a local interest on a guided archaeological walk around the banks of Loch Tay as part of Scottish Archaeology Month. Setting off early in a couple of RCAHMS cars and a motorcycle we arrived in a sunny Killin around 10.30 after a rainy drive. With our walking boots, gaiters, and in one case; flowery trousers, we set off up the banks of Loch Tay. Steve was a great guide who really brought…read more

Behind the scenes at the Devil’s Elbow

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It’s high time we showed you this little video, charting the course of our event in the cavernous  Devil’s Elbow education space at Edinburgh Castle – from an empty room to…well…I’ll leave you to wait and see! Check back again soon for an update about our work here in NCAP – we’ve been very busy so have lots of (well we think so at least) exciting things to post. Kate