From original literary manuscripts to contemporary Scottish
theatre you can explore Scotland's creative past and present, or
use the collections to inspire your own, and others',
In the late 1860s Thomas Annan received a commission from the city authorities of Glasgow to photograph the city centre, which would result in this series of remarkable photographs.
'The Ideas Factory' resource is an interactive online workshop to help students plan their story before they start writing.
The 'Heroes' resource offers a series of cross-curricular lesson plans bringing history and citizenship together with drama inspired by Samuel Smiles, one of the first 'self-help' gurus.
Themes in Focus: Alasdair Gray looks at the creative processes used by Scottish writer and artist Alasdair Gray, using sources from the Gray archive.
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Watch our video introduction to the 7:84 Scotland Company theatre archive
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