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National Library of Scotland

  • Digital Library
    • The World on the Street
      Broadsides at the National Library of Scotland
      "The National Library of Scotland's online collection of nearly 1,800 broadsides lets you see for yourself what 'the word on the street' was in Scotland between 1650 and 1910. Crime, politics, romance, emigration, humour, tragedy, royalty and superstitions - all these and more are here."

"Family tree genealogy and Scottish clan history"

Angus Archives
A well designed site for local history

BBC News - Lockerbie Appeal Live

Centre for Environmental History and Policy
Universities of Stirling and St Andrews
"...the UKís first research centre expressly concerned with understanding the relationship between the environment and the human population over the last millennium, and applying this historical research to contemporary issues in environmental policy-making."

Comunn Gaidhlig Inbhir Nis / The Gaelic Society of Inverness
"The Gaelic Society of Inverness was established in 1871 for the specific purpose of cultivating the language, poetry and music of the Scottish Highlands and generally furthering the interests of the Gaelic speaking people." Includes links to Gaelic sites.

Comunn na G‡idhlig (CnaG) (Gaelic or English)
"Comunn na G‡idhlig (CnaG) was established with Scottish Office support in 1984 as a co-ordinating Gaelic development agency. Operating at local, regional and national levels, CnaG is a company with charitable status and a management board which includes representatives from Highlands and Islands Enterprise, Local Authorities, all major Gaelic development bodies and co-opted individuals."

Edinburgh Archaeological Field Society - (dead link)

Eighteenth-Century Scottish Studies Society

Electric Scotland
"The big Scottish and Scots-Irish community site with info on clans, history, travel in scotland, tartans, games, news, messaging, chat, shopping, burns, haggis, recipes and lots more."

The Hume Archives - (dead link)
"The Hume Archives is a repository of electronic texts by and about 18th Century Scottish Philosopher David Hume."
I know he's not usually included in Scottish history texts but he's such a great world philosopher.
By Jim Fieser, University of Tennessee, Martin

National Archives of Scotland
"...NAS has one of the most varied collection of archives in the British isles. It is the main archive for sources of the history of Scotland as a separate kingdom, her role in the British isles and the links between Scotland and many other countries over the centuries. The NAS holds records spanning the 12th to the 21st centuries, touching on virtually every aspect of Scottish life...The NAS is the repository for the public and legal records of Scotland but also holds many local and private archives. It also advises Scottish government departments, institutions, businesses and private individuals on the care of their records."

National Museums of Scotland

Performing Arts Data Service- PADS - (dead link)
"The PADS collects and promotes the use of digital resources to support research and teaching across the broad field of the performing arts: music, film, broadcast arts, theatre, dance. Its target audience is performing arts researchers, teachers and students in UK Higher Education."
Based at the University of Glasgow, Scotland

The Rhynie Chert and its Flora
From the Paleobotanical Research Group at the University of Munster

Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland

SALSER - Scottish Academic Libraries SERials

Scotland's Past
Includes sections on History, Religion, Web Resources, and Publications.

A wonderful collection of resources on Scots, including an interactive dictionary, texts, grammar, history, list of Scots language organizations, and links to additional resources.

Scottish Archive Network
Internet Access to the Written History of Scotland
"Our main aims are: 1. To link archives large and small, public and private, throughout Scotland 2. To create a unique knowledge base on Scottish history and culture 3. To make a major historical resource, the wills, available to researchers world-wide."

Scottish Cultural Resources Access Network

Scottish Genealogy Society

Scottish History Club
"...originally formed during 2001 to allow visitors who have a serious interest in Scottish History to be able to interact with each other and share their knowledge, research, theories, photographs and general enthusiasm for Scottish History with others within a Web Site that was 'password protected'. Although the contents of the Club Web Site, is in the process of being changed to give a wider variety (as originally it was based on Scottish Prehistory), it does rely heavily on memberís input and participation."

Scottish History Magazine

Scottish History Online
"Visit the History of Scotland Online and go back nearly 8,000 years"

Scottish Libraries Across the Internet [SLAINTE]

Scottish Military Historical Society

Scottish Parliament - Parliamentary Proceedings Webcast Live
Includes Webcam, Live Sound, Archive, Information

Scottish Radiance
A Monthly Journal About All Things Scottish

Scots at War
"The aims of the Project are: to advance research, to collate information and data sources and to educate the public of all ages on the history of Scots at war."
Edinburgh University

Search for Scotland
"The In Search of Scotland website offers a full range of historical resources to complement and enhance your enjoyment of the programme, including information on most of the historical locations visited by Fiona during the series. For further online reference from external websites
BBC Online - Scottish History

Skye's Scottish History Timeline
With Historic Links
By Robert M. Gunn

Statistical Accounts of Scotland
"The two Statistical Accounts of Scotland, covering the 1790s and the 1830s, are among the best contemporary reports of life during the agricultural and industrial revolutions in Europe. Learn more about the area in which you or your ancestors have lived, or use this key source to study the emergence of the modern British State and the economic and social impact of the world's first industrial nation...Based largely on information supplied by each parish church minister, the old (first) Statistical Account and the New (second) Statistical Account provide a rich record of a wide variety of topics: wealth, class and poverty; climate, agriculture, fishing and wildlife; population, schools, and the moral health of the people."

TAMH- Tayside A Maritime History
"The TAMH site has mariner and voyage records, trading port information, historical background on people, places and events from Tayside's history, an image archive, online tours, an interactive map interface."

UK Genealogy
The Portal of UK Genealogy Research
"There is a page of resources for each country and county in the UK. In addition to genealogy links there are links to other sites of local interest and online maps of the area."

Uniting the Kingdoms?
"The exhibition looks at some key themes in the history of the Middle Ages. It is an introduction for readers new to the subject and a reference tool for those studying the period. It also provides images of over seventy key documents."
Includes five main galleries (Scotland, Wales, England, Ireland and France), maps, and monarchs.
- Public Record Office (PRO)

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