Documentary Research

Archives: Below are just some of the national archive organisations in Scotland.

National Archives of Scotland (NAS)

National Library of Scotland (NLS)



Icelandic Saga: To view the Icelandic saga that refers to our Viking portage route between Arrochar and Tarbet, Haco's expedition against Scotland, A.D. MCCLXIII, by Sturla Þórðarson, please click here. Also check out the latest BBC documentary on the Last Battle of the Vikings here.

We've used a couple of images by the 16th century Swedish writer Olaus Magnus, who ilustrated his books with amazing woodcuts depicting all aspects of life in Scandinavia at that time. His best known work is his Historia de Gentibus Septentrionalibus (History of the Northern Peoples) printed in Rome in 1555. You can view the images from that work here.

Check out the new e-publication comic strip which is 'Telling Scotland's Story' to young people and adults - an innovative way to interpret our history!

Useful Websites: Below is a list of websites that Dr Heather James used in her workshop, 'An Introduction to Documentary Research Techniques'. Why not try some of them out now?


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