The committee will consider the Bill, as well as the expected legislative consent memorandum, after the summer recess
The closing date for responses is Friday 29 September 2017.
Morag Higgison from the Scottish Government Library has written a blog post for the Scottish Government intranet on blogging !! Most importantly, on good practice in blogging.
I hope that you will be inspired by her post and I shall expect to be inundated with content from you all for these pages!
“The Exchequer Office in Parliament Close, Edinburgh, set up in 1708, initially had problems with records being ‘greatly damnified, eaten and destroyed by rates and myce’. After giving the matter some thought, doorkeeper Robert Morison decided that perhaps a cat might give the rodents pause.”
While the exploits of Whitehall Cats – Palmerston and Larry most recently – have been recently making the news, cats in Government employ are nothing new. In fact, here at National Records of Scotland, we have evidence of a feline curiosity – a cat tasked with protecting records more than three centuries ago. The Exchequer […]
via A tale of a Government cat — Open Book
The latest Scottish Official Publication Listings can now be viewed here: July 2017
As many young people across Scotland await their exam results the National Library of Scotland is giving you an opportunity to look at the Scottish schools exam papers of bygone years. The digitised exam papers for the School Leavers Certificate from 1889-1961 and the Scottish Certificate of Education 1962-63 and these are now available to…
via Are exams getting easier? — National Library of Scotland Blog
Newly published official publications from : Westminster and the UK Government Increases in the State Pension age for women born in the 1950s – “Briefing regarding the WASPI campaign and the impact of legislation increasing the State Pension age for women born in the 1950s. The Pensions Act 1995 provided for the State Pension age (SPA) […]
via Euratom, Double Deflation, and the Irish Border – New Official Publications 19.07.17 — University of Glasgow Library
The House of Lords European Union Committee has today published a report looking at the technically complex and politically contentious impact of Brexit on the UK’s devolution settlements and to the fundamental constitutional challenges presented to the United Kingdom as a whole. “the devolution settlements are built upon UK membership of the EU. Brexit will remove one […]
via Brexit and Devolution — EDC Information Update
Report on the visit by Sarah Louise McDonald, Sherrif Court Librarian
On the 7th of July GIG group members visited the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh Library, Scotland’s national collection of botanical and horticultural literature. Scottish Working Forum for Official Publications (SWOP) and Edinburgh Libraries Information Services Agency (ELISA) members were also invited to attend.
The main entrance to the Library and Archive can be accessed via the main entrance off Inverleith Row, though my colleagues and I took a brief stroll through the gardens before meeting Lorna Mitchell, the Head of the Library and Archives, in the Herbarium foyer which set the scene nicely!
The collection houses around 4,200 journal titles and 70,000 books, the earliest of which dates from 1485 and is a record of herbal medicinal plants which belonged to the Regius Keeper. Books were bought at this time by the Botanical Society of Edinburgh but treated like personal possessions so it was common for them to be sold off to supplement members’ incomes. After the establishment of the library in 1873 they were bought, returned or donated to form part of the early collection. It was only in 1964 when the library moved to their current building that the accessions were all housed together, though even now some treasures may be hidden away in offices!
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