What's in the collections

National Library of Scotland collections which are recommended for learning audiences.

Scottish Labour History Collections
We hold the leading collection of archival material relating to Scottish Labour and trade union history, covering the early 19th to late 20th century. Collections items may be useful for independent research and for setting contexts in for the Modern Studies curriculum.

Curriculum areas: Modern Studies (Higher, Advanced Higher).

Political and Diplomatic Papers Collection
This collection has material relating to the organisation and records of the major contemporary political parties, and papers relating to some Scottish politicians. May be useful for teachers and students looking for material relating to political issues in united kingdom.

Curriculum areas: Modern Studies (Higher, Advanced Higher).


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Suffragettes in Scotland

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This resource for secondary schools explores the women's suffrage movement in Scotland. Go to 'A guid cause'

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