Scots at Work is a collaborative exhibition celebrating Scotland's extraordinary working archives, including rarely-seen documents and objects from Scotland's archives and museums, as well as the National Records of Scotland.
From Antarctic adventure to tartan, from banking to engineering, and from coal to the world’s best-selling whisky, the highlights include documents featuring Sir Walter Scott and Captain Robert Falcon Scott. Visitors can see specially selected film clips featuring Scottish industries courtesy of the Scottish Screen Archive. The exhibition celebrates the diverse heritage of Scotland's businesses, and their products and services. Scotland's working archives provide fascinating evidence of the nation’s companies, consumers and employees at home and abroad over hundreds of years.
The display is part of the Working Archive awareness campaign championed by the Scottish Council on Archives. The campaign focuses on the twin strands of Records of Work and How Archives Work. You can read more about the Working Archive on the Scottish Council on Archives website.
The free display is on show at General Register House, Edinburgh, 29 April - 21 June 2013 (except 6 May), Monday to Friday: 9am – 4.30pm.