From Mary Queen of Scots' last letter, written six hours before her execution, to photographs of the First World War, learn about the history of Scotland and the wider world through National Library of Scotland (NLS) resources.
Discover the past and understand people, past events and societies.
Specially designed to support classroom teaching using our collections.
Learn about the history of the plague in Scotland and see Scotland's first printed medical book. Written in Scots and published in 1568, you can browse through each page online.
'Lifting the lid on Scottish food history explores Scotland's natural larder through items in the National Library of Scotland's collections.
'A guid cause: The women's suffrage movement in Scotland' learning resource with activities for secondary school students.
'A home away from home' interactive learning resource based on the NLS emigration archive.
'Northern lights: The Scottish Enlightenment' resource for secondary school students featuring printed material, manuscripts, and maps, plus suggested activities.
Women in the Great War resource looks at women's role in the First World War using archive material from the National Library of Scotland collections.
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NLS websites featuring collection items with interpretation and background information.
Information on what NLS holds and is recommended for learning audiences.
Online access to a large selection of digital images.