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Gaelic gone digital at the National Library

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An online collection of Gaelic literature is proving to be a big hit, clocking up hundreds of thousands of downloads since its launch. The National Library of Scotland has spent the past two years digitising...

Consultation on Draft Gaelic Language plan

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The National Library of Scotland has put its draft Gaelic Language Plan out for consultation prior to its submission to Bòrd na Gàidhlig at the end of July.The plan, which has been developed in...

John Murray Archive added to UNESCO Register

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The National Library of Scotland has again been selected to have a collection included in a worldwide online database of cultural merit.The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has selected the John...

“David Hume: Philosopher and Historian” – talk on 25 May

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"Hume's contemporaries knew him as a historian as well as a philosopher.  His massive History of England was and remained a best-seller for half a century after his death.Did that mean Hume had abandoned...

300th birthday celebrated in Edinburgh

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Books and papers relating to Scotland’s most celebrated philosopher, David Hume, go on display today at the National Library of Scotland, 300 years after his birth.Hume was one of the most prominent figures in...

Alice in Wonderland Treasures at the National Library of Scotland

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A rare first issue of the first edition of the children’s classic Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, and original costume visuals from a new Scottish Ballet production of the famous tale, will feature in a...

It’s official! Top Ten Family-friendly cities includes Edinburgh

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Edinburgh has been voted among the top ten family-friendly cities in Europe according to Internet travel website Trip Advisor. In fact it was positioned at number Two!  Our fair city was pipped at the...

Golfing exhibition at the NLS

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Golf enthusiasts have the opportunity to see what is believed to be the world's oldest hole-cutter at the National Library of Scotland.The artefact has been loaned to the library by the Royal Musselburgh Golf...

Secret of the Sands inspired by John Murray Archive

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Visiting the National Library of Scotland's John Murray Archive gave Scottish writer Sara Sheridan a novel idea for a new book.Sara was inspired to write her novel Secret of the Sands after a senior...

NLS offer Harvard summer placement in Greece

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An award which recognises poetry publishing skill is offering a new not-to-be-missed prize for a poet this year – a Harvard University Summer School residency in Greece.The National Library of Scotland’s Callum Macdonald Memorial...

What’s on Valentine’s Special!

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Friday, 11th FebruaryRoyal Scottish National Orchestra: Romantic Valentine’s ClassicsThe Usher Hall holds a nationwide series of concerts presenting the most romantic classical compositions. No matter which composer is your definition of love: Tchaikovsky, Ravel...

Adopt a manuscript at the National Library

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The National Library of Scotland has put 100 of its unique John Murray Archive manuscripts up for adoption – many of which are handwritten by Scotland’s greatest writers and thinkers.The John Murray Archive is...

Aberdeen Breviary to be displayed at NLS

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Two original copies of the Aberdeen Breviary, Scotland's first substantial printed book, will go on display in Edinburgh tomorrow, Friday, November 5, to mark the 500th anniversary of its completion.Dating back to 1510, the...

National Library – now online

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One million resources previously available only by visiting Scotland’s largest research library can now be accessed from your home or office, at the click of a button.More than 1.5 million manuscripts, letters, books, newspapers,...

NLS Map reading room being upgraded this weekend

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The National Library of Scotland (NLS) will carry out a £10,000 upgrade of its maps reading room this weekend, making the fantastic resource even more accessible to the public.The modernisation programme will include moving...

NLS offers prizes to documentary film-makers

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The National Library of Scotland, home to the Scottish Screen Archive, has developed a partnership with EDINDOCS, Edinburgh's new documentary film festival, and will provide two documentary makers with a unique ...

Colin Montgomerie at The National Library

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The National Library of Scotland welcomed a star guest through its doors recently when 2010 European Ryder Cup captain Colin Montgomerie participated in a book signing event.The Scottish golfing great has written the foreword...

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