Survey into the use of archives by teachers in Scotland



Survey into the use of archives by teachers in Scotland

An AHRC/Clore Leadership Programme funded research project, is investigating the use of archives in teaching.

The aim of the research is to analyse the current audience for archives and to identify any ‘barriers’ to access. The findings will enable archivists to improve access and support more teachers in their use of archives.

Teachers have been selected because they are an important group of current or potential archives users, working in primary and secondary schools throughout Scotland with young people from all backgrounds.

Curriculum for Excellence and National Qualifications provide a framework for teachers to develop particular skills, attributes and capabilities in and with their pupils. Using archives is one way of teaching and developing many of these skills.

Please take the time to complete this survey and also promote it to colleagues as widely as possible.

An electronic version of the survey can be completed at:

Please submit your responses by 30 November 2015.


Alison Diamond BD(Hons)
MA Archive Administration RMARA FRSA

Social media in the workplace

Productive SWOP Business Committee meeting this morning.

We are hoping to offer a half day seminar in Edinburgh towards the end of January on blogging, twitter, wikis and communites of practice for SWOP members.

Please complete your SWOP Skills Surveys and return them to Fiona McParland.

Plans in hand for SWOP AGM on November 24th at St Andrews House. More details once speakers confirmed.