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Aberdeenshire archives the subject of free lunchtime talk


A free illustrated talk which will highlight Aberdeenshire's written archives will be held at 12.30pm on Wednesday 25 June in the Tolbooth Museum, Castle Street, Aberdeen.

Ruaraidh Wishart, senior archivist at Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire Archives will give the talk, which coincides with The Best in Scotland exhibition – a celebration of the extensive archives of Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire Councils.

Aberdeenshire Council's archives collections have been cared for alongside those of Aberdeen since 1996. Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire Archives is unusual in Scotland in that it provides a joint archive service for two local authorities. This offers excellent opportunities to understand the rural, county, and city connections between the records that in turn can provide a more rounded view of the history of North-east Scotland.

This talk is a brief exploration of these collections, highlighting items and stories that demonstrate their great breadth, depth, and richness.

Ruaraidh Wishart said "It is a great pleasure to be able to give this talk, which is a fantastic chance for people to learn a little bit about the history of Aberdeenshire and find out more about the collections we care for relating to that area."

The talk will last approximately 30 minutes. Places are limited and booking is essential by telephoning the Tolbooth Museum on (01224) 621167.

For more information on about Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire Archives visit