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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 the world.


But access to most of these collections is limited to people able to go to the Stornoway library.  


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 format.


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Historical documents to be digitised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