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I'm the assistant archivist for the Ballast Trust based in Johnstone. The Ballast Trust is a charitable foundation that provides a rescue, sorting and cataloguing service for business archives with an emphasis on technical records such as shipbuilding, railway and engineering plans, drawings and photographs.

  • Tracing a carpet

    **Post by Aileen Dickie-Adams** Before I volunteered for the #DarningScotland placement with the University of Glasgow Archives I had never stepped inside an archive, let alone navigated the fascinating and mysterious collections therein. After being warmly welcomed by all the members of the… Read More ›

  • Color Our Collections: 2019

    It’s Color Our Collections week again (4-8 February), a week where archives, special collections and libraries encourage you to explore, colour and connect with our collections.   This year our colouring book features illustrations from across Archives and Special Collections… Read More ›

  • Colour Our Collections: Hunter 300 edition

    It’s Color Our Collections week again (5-9 February), a week where archives, special collections and libraries encourage you to explore, colour and connect with our collections. 2018 marks the 300th anniversary of the birth of Dr William Hunter (1718-1783) and we’ve… Read More ›

  • Colour Our Collections: Burns Night

    This evening we have been part of the Night at the Museum: Burns Night event the Hunterian is hosting on Friday 26th January to celebrate Robert Burns. Although #colorourcollections starts on the 5th February we decided to prepare a Burns… Read More ›

  • Reformation 500

    2017 marks the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation. The Reformation is one of the most contested events in European history, one whose legacies we are still living with today. On the 31st October 1517 Martin Luther, an Augustinian Friar… Read More ›

  • Celebrating 85 years of student journalism

    by Liam Dowd – Social Media Editor, The Glasgow Guardian October 10 2017 marked 85 years since The Glasgow Guardian first started reporting stories and publishing on the University of Glasgow campus. Now, The Glasgow Guardian is the longest running… Read More ›

  • Waterloo and Battlefield Tourism

    At the time of William Fulton Jackson’s trip to Waterloo in June 1903, battlefield tourism to the site was long established. By the 1830s English stage coach owners based in Brussels advertised trips there and Thomas Cook had organised his… Read More ›