Friday, 4 January 2019

Scottish Handwriting 1500-1700 course starts Jan 15th

The University of Edinburgh's Scottish Handwriting 2: 1500-1700 course starts on January 15th. Here's the course summary:

This course aims to enhance your research skills by intruducing you to the transcription of documents from the period of 1500-1700. The course will focus on how to read old handwriting of the period and develop archival research methods.

This course aims to test and enhance the skills learnt from Term 1, using different source material. However, students are welcome to enrol into this course without having completed Term 1. An additional £5 fee is to be paid to the NRS for the use of facilities.

This course is held at the National Records of Scotland, General Register House, Princes Street. Please report to the side door, located to the west side of the building. Please bring identification.

For further details, and to book, visit

If you can't make it, the Scottish Handwriting website at can help you to learn how to read older documents also.

(With thanks to @NatRecordsScot on Twitter)


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