SCRAN

SCRAN

http://www.scran.ac.uk

SCRAN aims to provide educational access to digital materials representing the material culture and history of Scotland. It hosts around 360,000 images, movies and sounds from institutions throughout Scotland and beyond, including museums in Dumfries and Galloway. Contributors of images relating to life and society in Dumfries and Galloway include the School of Scottish Studies, the National Museums Scotland, the Scottish Life Archive, the Royal Fine Art Commission for Scotland, the Scotsman Publications, St Andrews University Library, Glasgow City Council, RCAHMS, the National Trust for Scotland, and the Scottish Motor Museum Trust. The fruits of local projects are also available on the website, including the Whithorn Photographic Group’s ‘Machars Rural Life’ (which covers the period 1880-1950), Stranraer Museum’s ‘Farming and Dairying in Galloway’ (‘A collection of unique local agricultural artefacts used to illustrate the development of farming and related material culture in south-west Scotland’), and the Galloway Tryst Archive. Images of objects and documents held by local museums, such as the Wanlockhead Museum Trust and the Newton Stewart Museum Trust, can also be viewed on the website, as can video clips showing haaf net fishing on the Solway.