Digital images

Our Digital Gallery contains hundreds of images from unique items in National Librray of Scotland collections. Please note that limited contextual information is available for some material.

Robert Burns - Kilmarnock Edition
Online reproduction of the first collection of Robert Burns's work to be published. The dropdown menu feature enables users to search for the majority of poems in the Advanced Higher recommended reading list by name.

Curriculum Areas: A Curriculum for Excellence, Literacy and English; English (Standard Grade, Higher, Advanced Higher)


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Library video guides

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The ideas factory

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Themes in focus

Drawing of Alasdair Gray

Learn about the creative processes used by Scottish writer and artist Alasdair Gray.

Library favourites

Andrew Martin

Discover why Scots language is alive and well across all sectors of society. Watch video

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