Over the past few weeks I have been writing about Scottish history, in particular the lives and records of Scottish emigrants to Canada and the United States and the families they left behind in Scotland’s central belt. You can find an introduction to the Gilchrist and Shearer families here. With summer now firmly upon us, I thought I would share a few links to some online blogs and social media accounts that share their perspectives of Scottish history online.
This list is an introduction to some of the research being published and the organisations and researchers who are active on social media. It’s by no means exhaustive, ranked, or critically reviewed, but rather a fun collection of blogs to check out this summer. You’ll see that I’ve attempted to seek out a range of individual, group, and institution blogs for the list.
I’d love to hear about your favourite accounts: let us know in the comments below or tweet us @IslesAbroad with your favourites. And speaking of Twitter, most of these blogs also have linked Twitter accounts, so be sure to follow your favourites on Twitter, too!
- The Scottish Diaspora Blog: Explore the history of Scottish migration and the Scots abroad
- Women’s History Scotland: Promoting study and research in women’s and gender history in Scotland
- Scottish History Network blog: Sharing new research and historical writing, promoting opportunities, answering questions and encouraging debate and discussion
- The Edinburgh Castle Blog: Catch a glimpse behind the scenes at Edinburgh Castle as staff members blog about life at Edinburgh’s famous landmark
- National Library of Scotland blog: A blog about the work and collections of the National Library of Scotland. From our curators, subject experts and guest bloggers
- Open Book, National Records of Scotland: Preserving the past. Recording the present. Informing the future.
- Family History at The Mitchell blog: Here you can find out about news, helpful hints and tips about tracing your family history. From The Mitchell Library, Glasgow.