Historic Campbeltown film archive donated to National Library

The historic archive from Campbeltown Picture House – one of the first purpose built cinemas in Britain which opened in 1913 – is being donated to the safe keeping of the National Library of Scotland.

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Secret book revealing feud between Victorian explorers acquired by National Library of Scotland

A private edition of a book detailing a feud between two great Victorian explorers which was never intended to be made public has been acquired by the National Library of Scotland.

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A month of celebrations to mark Scotland’s history and heritage

Jacobites and Vikings, great escapes and epic battles dominate the social calendar in Scotland this month as part of the celebrations to mark 2017 as the Year of History, Heritage and Archaeology.

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St Columba’s cell on Iona revealed by archaeologists

Archaeologists from the University of Glasgow have uncovered conclusive evidence that a wooden hut traditionally associated with St Columba at the monastery on the island of Iona does indeed date to his lifetime in the late sixth century AD.

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