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SCA now accepting applications for 2012 Patrick Cadell Bursary

Released on 30/01/2012

Patrick Cadell SCA Bursary - 2012

As the former Keeper of the Records of Scotland, and in his capacity as a chair and trustee of numerous heritage, archives and records organisations, Patrick Cadell CBE made valuable and lasting contributions to archives in Scotland and abroad. In addition to acting as an influential advocate for archives in the Council of Europe, Mr. Cadell also led the launch of the Scottish Archive Network – or SCAN project – with a national online catalogue and digital images of the early Scottish wills.

The Scottish Council on Archives is funding a bursary in memory of Mr. Cadell’s extensive contributions to Scottish Archives. The Patrick Cadell SCA bursary is aimed at providing an annual CPD opportunity for an archivist or records manager working in a Scottish Archive or Records Management Unit.

The bursary will cover the fee for a course (with an upper limit of £700, to be paid directly to the course organisers) from a range of modules offered by the Universities of Dundee and Glasgow, or equivalent.  Please note that no additional or alternative support is available. Successful applicants will be registered on to the selected course directly by the SCA administrators.


The annual bursary will be awarded on a competitive basis to archivists and records managers who meet the following criteria:

  • is an archivist or records manager in a Scottish Archive or Records Management Unit and unable to get financial support from their employer,


  •  is a volunteer, with at least six months experience in a Scottish Archive or Records Management Unit and is gaining experience prior to applying to an ARA accredited programme 

Successful applicants will be required to submit a report on the experience, which will be published on the SCA web site.

Application Process:

Applications from those eligible should be emailed to the Scottish Council on Archives at info@scoarch.org.uk by 31 March 2012 with:

  • a brief C.V., maximum 500 words, stating recent experience.
  • a 500 word statement on how you would benefit from undertaking CPD

Further details on available courses can be found on the following links:


University of Dundee, Centre for Archives and Information Studies (CAIS)


University of Glasgow, Humanities Advanced Technology and Information Institute (HATII)


All applicants will be notified on the outcome of their submission by April 2012. Please direct any queries to Victoria Brown at Victoria.Brown@scoarch.org.uk