Library based on the Scots 'Book of the Howlat'.
'We will ensure our collection and services make an important contribution to the education, learning and advancement of our citizens and the success of our nation.' [2015-2020 strategy]
Each year we host innovative workshops, tours and performances to bring the Library to life.
We respond to every opportunity to help people learn and engage with their cultural heritage. In the past year this has included university students of film-making or television studies, high school students preparing for their exam, refugees, and people affected by dementia.
Creative interpretation of the collections
We invite individuals with unique perspectives and expertise to come and interpret our collections.
In 2015, with the support of Creative Scotland, the Library hosted Hamish MacDonald as Scots Scriever, raising awareness of the Scots language spoken by 1.5 million people.
During his time at the Library, Hamish worked with the learning team to develop the 'Wee Windaes' website and learning resource. He brought Scots stories to life in family workshops across Scotland and composed and performed lively Scots songs.