Thursday, 21 September 2017

Maps and More

This morning we had a visit to the NLS Maps building. We were given a fantastic overview of the collection and the website by Maps manager, Craig Statham. 

The new tech system threw a few glitches Craig's way so had the internet lesson up close. 

Following the talk, some participants stayed while others went to research in other places - the Edinburgh City Archives, the National Records of Scotland, the Scottish Genealogy Society or the National Library. 

I took a wander down Princes Street in search of some information in the graveyard at St Cuthberts and managed quite an entertaining time. 

First was a flame throwing bagpiper

Then it was African Gumboot Dancers outside the National Gallery

So many reasons to love this city!

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