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Credit: Neil Hanna

National Library takes displays back on the road

The National Library of Scotland’s touring displays have resumed across the country.  

The free displays are portable versions of National Library exhibitions and collections:  

  • You Are Here which charts the history of maps in Scotland 
  • Going to the Pictures about Scotland’s impact on the big screen  
  • Lifting the Lid which tells the story of over 400 years of Scottish food and drink 
  • Scotland’s Photograph Album a brand-new display based on the Mackinnon photography collection – a vast collection documenting a century of Scottish life since the 1840s, jointly owned with the National Galleries of Scotland 
Tilda Swinton received the 2022 FIAF Award at the National Library of Scotland, Glasgow. Credit: Neil Hanna

Tilda Swinton receives international film archive award

The International Federation of Film Archives (FIAF) presented its annual award to Tilda Swinton this evening (28 November) for her advocacy of film heritage.

Credit: Neil Hanna

New Treasures exhibition opens a window on the fascinating world captured in the National Library of Scotland’s permanent collection

Treasures include Timothy Pont’s ground-breaking maps, belongings of pioneer Isobel Wylie Hutchison, Charles Darwin’s On the Origin of Species, a letter from Ludwig van Beethoven, Scotland’s first printers Chepman & Myllar, a complete Gutenberg Bible, international first editions of Harry Potter, King of Speyside James Scott Skinner captured on wax cylinder and Robert Burns’s Ae Fond Kiss.

The manuscript of Sir Walter Scott's Rob Roy

Saved for the nation: Scottish institutions celebrate appeal’s success

Media release from the Honresfield Appeal Scottish Steering Group