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Cataloguing architectural plans of the Dean of Guild

In this ‘Behind the Scenes’ blog post we take a look at one of the volunteer projects that has been ongoing in the Special Collections Division of the University Library. There are several volunteering projects that run throughout the year within the Library’s Special Collections, available both to our students and members of the public.…

8 April 2020local history Manuscript Collection Volunteers / Placements

New Stories about Old Cupar – A Fond Farewell

Well, this is my last post as Project Archivist on Hidden Burgh: Restoring Cupar’s place at the heart of Fife. It’s amazing how quickly the year has gone, but so much has been accomplished in that time. The Cupar Burgh records have now been catalogued: 785 record descriptions have been created, of which all but…

21 October 2019Manuscript Collection Projects

Hidden Burgh: restoring Cupar’s place at the heart of Fife

In this blog post, our new project archivist introduces herself to our online community, and especially to those who live in and around Cupar. I am pleased to meet you. Who am I, you may be wondering? Well, my name is Christine Wood and I am the archivist working on the Archives Revealed project “Hidden…

6 December 2018Manuscript Collection

2017 Visiting Scholarship: Newburgh Burgh Court Book, 1457-79

In the second of our reports, Dr William Hepburn, University of Aberdeen, shares with us some of his findings during his Visiting Scholarship in the summer of 2017. In August of this year I had the opportunity to spend four weeks as a visiting scholar at the University of St Andrews Library Special Collections. My…

13 October 2017Manuscript Collection Visiting Scholars