Scottish History

women's history scotland websiteWomen’s History Scotland

“Women’s History Scotland exists to promote study and research in women’s and gender history, particularly for those working in Scotland or working on Scottish themes. It has a commitment to history at all levels and aims to provide a network of information and support to all. Browse our website for news of activities and projects concerning women’s and gender history in Scotland.”

mapping memorials to women scotlandMapping memorials to women in Scotland

“All over Scotland, in towns, villages and in the countryside, there are many types of memorials, large and small, commemorating the lives and achievements of women. Some names are well known, others have been forgotten. All the women have contributed in some way to the life of the country we know today.

The Women of Scotland website was set up to record this information and make it available to all, and we need your help to find these memorials.”

Education Scotland – Scottish History Pages

Link to the Education Scotland website with information about the Clydesdale Blitz in 1941On the nights of 13 and 14 March 1941, German bombers attacked the munitions factories and shipyards of Clydeside. Education Scotland Scottish History Pages have more information about this event on their website.

There many interesting pages on this site covering other key moments in Scottish History.

North-east FolkLore Archive- children’s section

NEFA fishing heritage website schools section North-east FolkLore Archive- children section . This is the main website for the Archive.

The following pages describe what life was like for those who lived and worked in the fishing communities around the coast of North East Scotland.

The Gutting Quines didn’t travel on the boats but by train from port to port. Their belongings were taken up in kists in the boats of the fathers, brothers and husbands. They started early in the Herring Season up in Shetland then as the fish moved further south they were at Fraserburgh and Peterhead. They then moved south to Grimsby and then Yarmouth for the last of the fishing.

The Scots at War web site is designed to help you find information on the subject of Scots at War. The site has been redesigned and relaunched in digest format with useful and fascinating information. New entries are added each month. Scots at War

Radio section on the website has five radio programmes to listen to
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This web site is designed to help you find information on the subject of Scots at War. The site has been redesigned and relaunched in digest format with useful and fascinating information. New entries are added each month.

Scran Photo, Sound and Information Archive

Example search -Knitting wiskar,wisker or whisker

Image of a wisker on Scran

Scran link to information and photo of a knitting wisker. You need to be in a Scottish School or library to use this link or access Scran through your Moray library card here and search for knitting wisker or fisher woman’s knitting belt. Scran is an excellent resource full of photographs and videos on a wide range of topics.

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