Friday, 2 March 2018

New National Records of Scotland lecture podcasts

The Open Book blog from the National Records of Scotland ( has added two podcasts, in what appears to be a new series of lecture recordings. Here are the details and direct links:

Open Book Podcast – Episode One

This is the first episode of the Open Book Podcast, a new series of talks and discussions from National Records of Scotland dedicated to preserving Scotland’s past, recording the present and informing our future. We kick off with a talk given by Gerard Carruthers, Francis Hutcheson Professor of Scottish Literature at the University of Glasgow, on Scotland’s most famous poet and lyricist – Robert Burns. Centered on recently identified documents at the National Records of Scotland, Gerard’s talk discusses Burns’ place in the Excise Service during revolutionary times.

Podcast: Inspiration from the Archives, with ES Thomson

In this week’s Open Book Podcast ES Thomson, author of “The Peachgrowers’ Almanac”, “Beloved Poison”, “Dark Asylum” and others, tells us how archives have inspired her and how the stories of real people from the past can help to develop and inform creative writing.

The podcasts can be downloaded via the Podcasts App for Apple devices, or via the blog directly.

(With thanks to the NRS)


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