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Rare and fragile local history and Gaelic papers and books in the Stornoway library
are to be saved by digitising them.
When the project is complete the resources can be viewed online.
The library service looks after a wide collection of local resources of interest
to islanders as well as researchers, academics and students from Scotland and around
But access to most of these collections is limited to people able to go to the Stornoway
The comhairle’s Communities and Housing Committee this week approved an interim digitisation
policy which will allow these resources to be scanned and preserved in a digital
Committee chairman, Kenny John Macleod, said: “This is a very positive development
which will result in better access to local history and Gaelic resources.”
Historical documents to be digitised
28 Sept 2017