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School of Scottish Studies Archive at 70 event

As part of the celebrations for the 70th Anniversary of The School of Scottish Studies Archives, we are delighted to be hosting the following seminar and Q&A panel session "Fieldwork and Creative Engagement: Oral History of Port Glasgow Women".

Close up the front of an old archive index box. The name plate says "the School of Scottish Studies Archives. Fieldwork and Creative Engagement: Oral History of Port Glasgow Women #SSSAat70".

The event will be held on Thursday 12th August 2021, 14:00-16:30.

Speakers: Dr Hugh Hagan (National Records of Scotland); Martine Robertson, Hannah Wood & Caroline Milligan (GaelGal). Online, via Zoom.

The event is free, but ticketed via Eventbrite.  

Our two presentations are rooted in the lived experience of women in the shipbuilding communities of Port Glasgow, recordings of which are held in our collection. Through our presenters' fieldwork – undertaken almost 30 years apart - we see the importance of fieldwork and the collection and preservation of oral history recordings. It is from this perspective we will explore the value in creative reuse of archive recordings.   

After the presentations we shall have a short break, followed by a chaired question-and-answer session with our presenters. Participants are encouraged to submit questions in the chat facility during the papers and the break.   

This session is open to anyone who wishes to attend and those with a particular interest in collecting, researching or creating with oral history recordings. 

 For more information and to register for the event please follow the link to book on eventbrite. If you have any questions, please contact To be kept up to date with the events happening for our 70th anniversary, please follow our blog or find us on twitter.

Louise Scollay, Archive & Library Assistant, SSSA.