Shipbuilding Records in Scotland: Using Archives

When & Where

Monday, 25 March 2019 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
National Records of Scotland, New Register House, 3 West Register Street, Edinburgh, EH1 3YY

Event Details

Jennifer Lightbody, The Glasgow School of Art Archives and Collections

As a former design engineer in the shipbuilding industry, it was inevitable that Jennifer Lightbody’s move into the archives sector would involve shipbuilding records. This talk will cover her MSc cataloguing placement at National Records of Scotland, considering shipbuilding photograph albums from the Upper Clyde Shipbuilders collection, how they are used by researchers and how they are described in the catalogue.

It will also cover her wider dissertation research on how shipbuilding records are used in archives across the country, and how her range of experiences and immersion in archives has led her to her current role.

To book, please visit: Attendees can also turn up on the day and any remaining spaces will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.


Jocelyn Grant
0131 535 1374



Event Location

National Records of Scotland
New Register House
3 West Register Street


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