Maps Gathering with The National Library of Scotland

Join us for a free gathering to explore innovative uses of maps

Kelvin Hall, 1445 Argyle Street, Glasgow G3 8AW

Maps Gathering with The National Library of Scotland

Join Scotland's Urban Past and the National Library of Scotland for an all-day FREE event exploring history and heritage through maps and different ways to work with them. The day will give you an opportunity to hear from projects and groups with innovative approaches, participate in map activities and meet other map lovers from across Scotland.

This event is entirely free (you just need to register your place below).

09:45 – Registration
10.00 – Welcome, Chiara Ronchini, Scotland’s Urban Past Project Manager
10.05 – Introduction to venue, Sheena MacDougall, National Library of Scotland Moving Image Archive
10.10 – Huntly Histories Project, Anne Murray, Artist and Creative Practitioner
10.30 – The People’s Parish, David Francis, Associate Director, Traditional Arts and Culture Scotland
10.50 – The National Library of Scotland Map Resources, Laragh Quinney, National Library of Scotland
11.30 – Coffee Break
11.50 – Oban Communities Trust, Rhona Dougall, Oban Communities Trust Arts and Events Officer
12.10 – Map Action, Alistair Wilkie, Historic Environment Scotland GIS Projects Manager
11.10 – Mini Mapping, Peigi MacKillop, Scotland’s Urban Past Digital Resources Officer
12.30 – Lunch and Tours of the Film Archive
13.30 – Maps and Plans for Research, Danny Dutton, Scotland’s Urban Past Training Officer
13.50 – Breakout sessions
        NLS Mapping Resources – Laragh Quinney
                HES Map Resources – Keith Rooney and Keith Stewart
                Urban Detectives – Nicky Imrie and Fiona Watson
14.55 – Feedback from breakout sessions
15.25 – Closing Remarks, Chiara Ronchini, Scotland’s Urban Past Project Manager

Tea, coffee and a buffet lunch will be provided.

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