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RACING THROUGH THE RECORDS - call for submissions to Archives Awareness Exhibition

Released on 24/05/2012

RACING through the RECORDS

Scotland, dust off your lycra and dig out those trainers – the Olympics are coming!


Last year’s Archives Awareness Campaign theme led to the development of the hugely successful Edible Archive. But now it’s time to burn off that slice of Locust Bread with 2012’s  Sports, Games and the Olympics. To celebrate the nation’s sporting heritage and to promote the variety and richness of Scotland’s archives and records, the SCA encourage you to contribute to an online exhibition dedicated to all things sporty. The exhibition will be launched as part of the new SCA website, which will provide a dynamic and exciting online presence for the sector.


In true sporting style, we have introduced a competitive edge to this year’s project. Visitors to the exhibition will have the opportunity to vote for their winning item and we have some brilliant prizes lined up for a lucky voter and for the winning archive/records service, (including copies of the new edition of ‘Tracing Your Scottish Ancestors’ and VIP family tickets to one of Scotland’s most renowned ‘gaming’ events – the world famous Braemar Highland Gathering!)


From sporting heroes and national teams, to weird and wonderful local gaming customs and school sports days, please help us raise awareness by submitting an interesting image or record. We look forward to hearing your stories - and remember to pace yourself and breathe deeply!

Email Ben.Bennett@scoarch.org.uk or telephone 0131 535 1362