Portion of Fife Herald front page, with large heading 'The Great Divide to go ahead' and sub-headings 'Government white paper backs split-up of Fife', 'We will fight, says Sir David', and 'Viewpoint: white paper--black day'

The Fight for Fife

Guest Blog Post by Matthew Fellion As a volunteer in Archives and Manuscript Collections, Matthew Fellion has been listing the records of the North East Fife Conservative and Unionist Association (NEFCUA), which the Library acquired in autumn 2017. Acc.13853 is part of the Library’s modern political manuscript holdings, which include records of Scottish political parties, […]

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WWII AIR RAID PRECAUTIONS

 The next Scottish Local History Forum Annual Lecture will be held in the Library on 13 February, when Professor Niall Logan will be talking about Duping the Luftwaffe. There is an accompanying display in the Library which showcases items relating to this, as well as to civil defence and air raid precautions. With another war […]

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Memories of Kelvin Hall

On Wednesday the 27th of September the fantastic Lost Glasgow held an event at Kelvin Hall taking visitors on a ‘photographic daunder from Finnieston to Partick Cross’ One week on, I thought it would be interesting to explore the memories my colleagues and I hold as we are celebrating our first birthday in this amazing building. To […]

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Charity Bazaars in Scotland

The word ‘bazaar’ was first used to describe a sale of work in 1813 in London and spread throughout the developed world in the 19th century. By the 1870s they were huge extravaganzas lasting several days, with entertainments, such as puppet shows, theatrical performances and displays of novelties such as electric light,

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The Empire Exhibition 1938

The Empire Exhibition 1938 The Empire Exhibition ran from May to October 1938 at Bellahouston Park in Glasgow. King George VI with Queen Mary officially opened the Exhibition on the 3rd of May 1938 2017 marks seventy-nine years since the Exhibition. Reflecting on current political and social economic trends perhaps we can identify, more than […]

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