The Skills for the Future Team

Digital Archives

Posted by in Digital Archives, General Collections, Skills for the Future

                        We have just come to the end of our two week jaunt into the world of Digital Archives. It has been a real eye-opening experience getting to grips with the concept of digital preservation and learning about the importance of properly protecting our digital media and data now so that it is safeguarded for the future. We are all aware of the speed at which digital technology advances and also how fast many of the devices and software we use become…read more


Posted by in Skills for the Future

A warm welcome from Lewis, Anna and Niamh, the shiny new Trainee Heritage Officers of the HLF funded Skills for the Future programme, originally within RCAHMS and now part of the newly formed Historic Environment Scotland.  Here’s a quick introduction about each of us – we’re so excited to share our year’s journey at Historic Environment Scotland with you all! Lewis is Edinburgh born and bred – although he did disappear for 4 years to study Fine Art at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design, University of Dundee.  Lewis is happiest…read more

A week with Bruce

Posted by in General Collections

This week for me has been primarily spent working on the Commission’s “County Run Drawings”. This is a series of site evaluations carried out by the Commission from its inception (1908, you did of course know this!) to the mid 1960’s. Kayleigh and I have spent the last few days upgrading the catalogue entries for these sites to ensure they are robust. The systems for cataloguing and recording have changed a lot in the last 50 years or so and the method of data recording was of course not intended…read more